Karim, Luka & Gareth played host to visiting Bollywood stars Sonakshi Sinha, Anil Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan.
Bollywood delegation visit the Bernabéu
by Alberto Navarro
Bale, Modric and Benzema were on hand to welcome the Indian actors to the stadium.
Between the 24 June and 26 June, the city of Madrid is set to the host the 17th edition of the Indian Film Academy Awards. Ahead of the event, a delegation from Bollywood travelled to the Spanish capital and made the most of their trip to pay a visit to the Santiago Bernabéu. Indian film stars, Sonakshi Sinha, Anil Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan were welcomed to the stadium by Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Karim Benzema.
The Real Madrid trio showed the guests, who are part of the world’s second most powerful film industry, around the presidential box and the boardroom, where they posed for photos alongside the 10 European Cups. Each of the guests received a personalised shirt, signed by the players and they even got to have a kick around out on the pitch.
Sonakshi Sinha: “My friends will be jealous”
The Indian actress expressed her gratitude towards the three madridistas: “The Real Madrid players have been very kind and down to earth. My friends will be jealous because they’re big football fans and I’ve watched many a Real Madrid game with them. It’s been a pleasure to share in these moments with these players, who we are so familiar with from having seen them play on the television”.