Indian, Pakistani cricketers watch 'Om Shanti Om'

Nov 11, 2007 IANS

Chandigarh, Nov 10 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani cricketers including Sachin Tendulkar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Shoaib Malik relaxed on Diwali day watching Shah Rukh Khan's latest release "Om Shanti Om" at a multiplex here.

Also present were Tendulkar's wife Anjali, daughter Sara and son Arjun. His family arrived here earlier to watch him play the second India-Pakistan one day international at Mohali.

"I liked the film. I am a big fan of Shah Rukh. I like all his films," Sourav Ganguly said after the show.

Captain Dhoni and bowlers Irfan Pathan and Zaheer Khan were among the others who watched the film at the Fun Republic multiplex.

Locals who had booked the evening show for the film were pleasantly surprised to find the biggest names in Indian cricket. Many fans went almost crazy on seeing their cricket stars.

Some members of the Pakistan team led by captain Shoaib Malik came for a late night show of the film. Pace man Shoaib Akhtar was among them.

Pakistan beat India in a thrilling day-night encounter at the Punjab Cricket Association stadium Thursday with just one ball to spare.

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