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Salman Khan bats for Junaid

It was a match between celebrities on the one hand and handicapped people on the other. However, it was Aamir Khan’s son Junaid who walked away with the honours.

We told you how as President of the Rotaract Club of HR College, Junaid organised Tuesday’s fund-raiser match toward helping handicapped people in the remote areas of Satara district.
While papa Aamir helped his son with all the nitty-gritties of the event, he could not be present at the match as he was being interviewed by a television channel. Aamir’s absence notwithstanding, Junaid appeared in full control, taking care of the celebrities who showed up in good measure. And, he was helped along in no small measure by Salman Khan, who was captain of the celeb team. Junaid was really hands-on as he ran from pillar to post, handling various aspects of the event.

The afternoon started with a scintillating dance performance by Shiamak Davar’s troupe, followed by a 15-over match.Salman being Salman, even joked that it was Rani and not he who was the captain.As for the actor playing, he batted, fielded, the works… After a quick knock, he took time out to speak to the crowd, asking them if they were enjoying the game. As for the rest of the stars, even though the match started at noon in the blistering heat, none of them seemed to be complaining. They played along happily for the charity match.

Sallu’s family and friends were present in full force. They were all there: Arbaaz, Sohail, Prateik Babbar, Dilip Joshi of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah fame and Rani Mukerji among others.
Sohail signed autographs for some of his fans who were following him around.

Whenever any celeb got out, the players in the other team would actually go and thank them for taking the time to be there.There was this one person who had forgotten to attach his artificial leg because he was late. He fielded with the help of his crutches and Sallu cheered him and gave him maximum support. The actor also gave away the trophies to the winners. Around six to seven thousand people had gathered at the North Stand at Brabourne Stadium to watch the match.

Rani Mukerji too addressed the crowd, saying it was nice that celebs had taken time from their busy schedule to support a good cause. The money collected from the match will be used to buy artificial limbs for handicapped people in the remote areas of Satara District. Unlike Mumbai, Satara doesn’t have many hospitals or facilities for them.


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