The All Stars Football Club unveils its first look

The All Stars Football Club unveils its first look

Managed by GS Worldwide Entertainment, the All Stars Football Club – a property of charitable trust, Playing for Humanity –spearheaded by Bollywood icons Abhishek Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and several others will play their first game on the 30th of March 2013 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, against the All Hearts Football Club comprising of the Indian Cricket Team, led by captain Virat Kohli.

With the aim to raise funds for one of India’s largest non-profit organization -Magic Bus that works towards creating a better future for over a million children living in poverty from childhood all the way through to gainful employment, “Playing for Humanity”, has used the ever growing game of football as a platform. This venture looks at bringing Sports and Entertainment together to demonstrate each other’s strengths by adding immense value to the business of brands.


Bunty Walia, GS Worldwide Entertainment says, “When we met and brainstormed we thought the ideal way of going about raising funds was through a sports platform and football was the ideal channel– This year we look to raising funds for Magic Bus and everyone on the team is kicked about it and going all out to ensure the campaign is a success”.

Bunty Sajdeh, CEO of Cornerstone Sport and Entertainment says, “It has been my endeavour for some time now to bring together our Cricketing stars to collectively give back to society through a singular and credible platform and at the same time have fun while doing so. This is a perfect opportunity to for ASFC and AHFC to announce the forming of the Virat Kohli Foundation to raise money for the Magic Bus Foundation. We’re hoping for a fantastic turn out for the match and hope to see you there!

ASFC captain Abhishek Bachchan along with captain of the AHFC Virat Kohli come together to launch the initiative and also unveil the trophy along with Mr.Mohit Hemdev, Vice President Business Development Gitanjali Group and a senior representative from the Sahara Group.

The personalities will also take the opportunity to launch the official jersey of ASFC and AHFC, along with launching the Virat Kohli Foundation, which is a non-profit charitable organization established by Virat Kohli with the aim of showcasing philanthropic side through a credible medium. The foundation will be managed and implemented by its trustees-Virat’s brother, Vikas Kohli, and Bunty Sajdeh, CEO of Cornerstone Sport and Entertainment in Conjunction with Virat Kohli. 


Talking about the initiative says Abhishek Bachchan, “I am a huge football fan and enjoy watching the sport immensely. We had an opportunity to popularize the sport in India and to also make a difference to society and that is the main reason why we got involved in setting up the All Stars Football Club- a property of charitable trust, ‘Playing for Humanity’. We are a passionate group of football fans and through this we have got a brilliant opportunity to raise awareness. I am actually a basketball player and not a football player; however, I decided to be a part of this club as it’s for a very noble cause. As a captain I would like to create a benchmark for leadership and fair play. We have been working very hard to try and prepare a competitive team and strive to do our best.” 

Virat  Kohli adds, “It is quite obvious that football is our second most favorite sport and this match presents a perfect platform for all of us to come together for a noble cause and what makes this match even more special is the fact that it announces my foundation, currently in the process of being established. We hope that this match will be a super success with everyone’s support and be the first of many more to come, not just in India but overseas as well.”

About All Heart Football Club (AHFC):

Cornerstone Sport and Entertainment started the All Heart Football Club, as they saw this as an excellent platform for cricketers to express their softer side in a more relaxed environment by playing second favourite sport one of their favourite sport—football. The overall idea is to offer all our cricketers an opportunity to give back to society through this medium.

About ALL STARS Football Club (ASFC)

Managed by GS Entertainment, The All Stars Football Club spearheaded by Bollywood icons Abhishek Bachchan (Captain), Ranbir Kapoor, Dino Morea, , Arjun Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Marc Robinson, Shabir Ahluwalia, Karan Wahi, Ameet Gaur, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Sachiin Joshi, Raj Kundra, Caesar Gonzalves, Bosco Martis, Romeo Gates, Mazhar Dalvi, Jignesh Antala, Jas Bilang, Rohan Shreshta, sporting icons Leander Paes, Nishant Mehra and Ritwik Bhattacharya and other icons from the Entertainment industry. The main aim of the All Star Football Club is to collect money for charity while using the ever growing game of football in India as  a platform to do so. This is in turn also helps promoting the sport Football in India. ASFC will bring Sports and entertainment together and demonstrate each other’s strengths by adding immense value to the business of brands.