The actor will be joined by other celebrities such as Ritesh Deshmukh, Arijit Singh, Sajid Nadiadwala and Ananya Birla.
Aamir Khan to play chess with Viswanathan Anand to raise money for COVID-19 resources
Mumbai - 10 Jun 2021 13:58 IST
Aamir Khan will be among the many film personalities who will battle Indian chess grandmaster, Viswanathan Anand. The competitions are part of a charity effort by the NGO Akshaya Patra to raise money for COVID-19 resources in India.
Several film personalities, including Riteish Deshmukh, singer Arijit Singh, Sajid Nadiadwala, and Ananya Birla, will take part in the event. The chess website, Chess.com, shared the news of Anand facing off against these celebrities.
The moment you all have been waiting for!— Chess.com - India (@chesscom_in) June 7, 2021
Superstar Aamir Khan, an ardent chess lover, will be playing an exhibition match against former world champion Vishy Anand! (@vishy64theking)
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Khan is an avid chess player and has previously played an exhibition game with Anand. The games will be streamed on Chess.com's YouTube channel.
The 2nd celebrity of our event is none other than:— Chess.com - India (@chesscom_in) June 8, 2021
Bollywood star @Riteishd loves chess and we are super excited to watch him take on the legend, Viswanathan Anand!
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Nadiadwala also shared a video announcing his participation, with Jacqueline Fernandez and Hrithik Roshan supporting the campaign.
1 Grand Game, 2 Grand Players 💥— Warda S Nadiadwala 🐎 (@WardaNadiadwala) June 9, 2021
Catch #SajidNadiadwala v/s @vishy64theking live on @chesscom_in ’s YouTube : Chesscom India on 13th June from 5pm to 8pm 💥
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The voice that has won million hearts!— Chess.com - India (@chesscom_in) June 9, 2021
Yes, we are talking about ARIJIT SINGH!@arijitsingh will be seen in a chess match with superstar Viswanathan Anand (@vishy64theking)
Catch him live on 13th June on our YouTube channel from 5-8pm
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The competition will take place on 13 June.