Bollywood star Aamir Khan will take on former world champion Viswanathan Anand in a chess game, an online Twitter handle dedicated to the game called Chess.com that was recently announced. The forum shared that Aamir Khan is a huge fan of the game, tweeting about “the moment everyone has been waiting for.”
“The moment you’ve all been waiting for! Superstar Aamir Khan, an avid chess enthusiast, plays an exhibition game against former world champion Vishy Anand! Please don’t hesitate to donate generously to help make this event a success,” read the full post.
The moment you’ve all been waiting for!
Superstar Aamir Khan, an avid chess enthusiast, plays an exhibition game against former world champion Vishy Anand! (@vishy64theking)
Don’t hesitate to donate generously to help make this event a success. https://t.co/mgOmSwr54n pic.twitter.com/YFyK1oeka2
— Chess.com – India (@chesscom_in) June 7, 2021
A fan also shared photos of the two celebrities in the comments section, highlighting how the duo had previously met and fought in a game of chess. The admirer wrote that the match was ‘epic!’ would become. Many other users expressed similar emotions in the comments. One wrote, “Wow, this is huge!” While yet another said, “It’s amazing, I can’t wait to see them.”
The event is called ‘Checkmate Covid’ and is being organized to raise money for members of the chess community who have been affected by the virus. It was set to be held on June 13, and reportedly a slew of celebrities will play the game against Indian chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand.
Meanwhile, Aamir Khan at work is looking forward to the release of his epic historical drama Laal Singh Chaddha. The film is a Hindi adaptation of Tom Hanks’ award-winning Forrest Gump. It also features Kareena Kapoor Khan and Mona Singh in pivotal roles.