Arjun Kapoor arrives in Australia to cheer for India at the Commonwealth Games

By Neeru Saluja

As India is striking gold after gold in the Commonwealth Games, the Kapoor boy from Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor arrived in Gold Coast to support the Indian team.

As a guest of Longines, the luxury watch maker and official games timekeeper, Arjun Kapoor attended the Longines Records Club at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.

“As somebody growing up in India watching a lot of sport, cricket has always been the main focus and now to see football, gymnastics, table tennis, hockey, etc kicking in and making a difference to young children is a great thing.

“It’s bringing the best out of people, bringing cities and people together. Sports are important for me personally in feeling connected with others”, says Arjun. He will be next cheering for the Indian hockey team when they face England on 11 April.

The son of Bonney Kapoor and nephew of actor Anil Kapoor, actor Arjun Kapoor has made his own mark by trying out different roles in Bollywood. Seeing his uncle making his mark in Hollywood, the actor is keen to work in Hollywood but is in no rush.

An avid football supporter and co-owner of Pune FC in the Indian Super League, he has also acted in a film about kabaddi. He has always shown his support towards sport, as he recently tweeted about cricketer MS Dhoni, saying he is a leader who has taken Indian cricket to another level in terms of mentality, physicality and consistency.

Though his fellow Longines ambassador Aishwarya Rai has visited Australia before on behalf of Longines, this was Arjun Kapoor’s first visit down under. “Australia has always been on my bucket list, and though this is an official trip, I would love to come back and see the country. I have enjoyed interacting with the community members here and do encourage Australia to watch more Indian films” said Arjun.

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