Aamir Khan and Viswanathan Anand to play game of chess for Covid-19 relief
Some good news for Aamir Khan‘s fans! The Laal Singh Chaddha actor will be seen playing a game of chess with the world champion Viswanathan Anand at an event on YouTube on June 13. It is to extend his support to the needy in this second wave of the Covid-19 crisis. Aamir and Viswanathan will be virtually playing an exhibition match against each other as part of a celebrity edition.
The organizers took to their social media, to announce. Their tweet read, “Held in association with The Akshaya Patra Foundation, all proceeds of this event will go towards serving individuals and families from vulnerable communities who have been affected by the global pandemic. The match between Aamir and Anand will be held on June 13, 2021 at 5pm. This will be live streamed on the YouTube Channel, Chesscom India, according to a press release.”
Check the tweet here.
The moment you all have been waiting for!
Superstar Aamir Khan, an ardent chess lover, will be playing an exhibition match against former world champion Vishy Anand! (@vishy64theking)
— Chess.com – India (@chesscom_in) June 7, 2021
This is not the first time Aamir and Anand will have a face-off. They were opponents earlier too. In 2019, Anand said that Aamir is suitable to play him in a biopic. “Aamir plays and understands chess. He is a great method actor… I can only hope he is interested,” Anand had said at the launch event of his autobiography, Mind Master.
Not only Aamir, producer Sajid Nadiadwala, will also play a game of chess with the former world champion and chess grandmaster.
Next on our list is movie producer, Sajid Nadiadwala!
He holds the record of producing some of the super hits in the industry. He will be playing the five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand (@vishy64theking) on June 13th
— Chess.com – India (@chesscom_in) June 9, 2021
The event is held with the motive of, encouraging more and more people to donate to those who have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.