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Aamir Khan to challenge five-time world champion, Viswanathan Anand in order to raise funds for Covid19

Aamir Khan has been quite actively participating in helping people during the time of the pandemic. Now in a recent initiative, the actor has joined hands with former world champion Viswanathan Anand for a special game of chess to raise funds amid COVID-19. The event will be held on June 13 and is called ‘Checkmate Covid’. The event will also see many celebs including Sajid Nadiadwala challenging Viswanathan Anand. 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.

The official Twitter account of the committee announced on Thursday, June 10 about the event. The post read, “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! Please feel free to donate generously to make this event a success.”

In 2019 Aamir and Anand have been opponents across the chessboard in an event. The five-time world chess champion had also said that time, “Aamir plays and understands chess. He is a great method actor… I can only hope he is interested.”

Meanwhile, on the work front, Aamir Khan is waiting to release his much-awaited film Laal Singh Chaddha, also starring Kareena Kapoor Khan in the pivotal role. The film is a Hindi adaptation of Tom Hanks’ Forrest Gump.

Aamir Khan’s son Junaid Khan resumes shooting for Debut Film Maharaja. Bankrolled by Yash Raj Films the film also features Shalini Pandey, Sharvari Wagh, and Jaideep Ahlawat in pivotal roles.


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