Meher Miracles, a Dubai based events company today announced the launch of its flagship event EFB (Entertainment & Football with Bollywood) that will take place on Friday, 19th May 2017 at Al Wasl Stadium, Dubai. Brought in association with Sohail Khan Entertainment, the exclusive event is all set to bring together Bollywood, entertainment and sports in a unique way through the Bollywood Celebrity Football match which will see stars from the Hindi film fraternity lock horns with the local Dubai team chosen by the Dubai Sports Council. The Bollywood Superstar Strikers XI team will clash with Dubai Dashers XI in the match.
The event aims to bring together more than 16 Bollywood celebrities along with the presence of bollywood superstar Mr Salman Khan. EFB is expected to host over 8000 audiences who will also be entertained through musical performances. Aranca, a global research, analytics and advisory firm is the project partner for EFB event in Dubai and the event is conceptualized and organized by Meher Miracles and Scinemasters with the support of Bollywood actor and producer Mr. Sohail Khan’s JA Events in association with Dubai Sports Council.
Team captain Sohail Khan’s footie gang includes Sushant Singh Rajput, Bobby Deol, Vidyut Jamwal, Sooraj Pancholi, Amit Sadh, Sachin Joshi, VatsalSheth, Omkar Kapoor, Dino Morea, Aftab Shivdasani and Saqeb Salem.
Hemendra Aran, Founder & Chairman of Aranca and Meher Miracles, says, “India has been a land of knowledge and culture for over 5000 years. Through Aranca, we bring global knowledge and through Meher Miracles we bring Bollywood – the window into Indian culture. We are here to form partnerships benefiting both countries. Our vision is to create a platform for exchange of knowledge and culture, for social and economic gains. Our first investment, EFB event will bring several high profile dignitaries together in a vibrant environment with top Bollywood celebrities under the leadership of Mr. Sohail Khan in the presence of the Bollywood superstar Mr. Salman Khan. We are thankful for the support extended by H.H. Sheikh Abdulla Mohamed Khalid Ahmed Al Qasmi and H.E. Saeed Hareb.”
“Dubai has recently attracted world attention through many innovative sports events. With its sizable expatriate population, it is considered as the entertainment hub in the Emirates region”, said Bollywood actor-filmmaker Sohail Khan.
“I am fond of sports and I used to play football for my college and school. This is a great concept and I am really excited to be a part of it along with my colleagues in Bollywood. I am sure Dubai will encourage this entertainment format and will make this event a huge success”, added Sohail.
Mr. Arvind Rajpoot – Director – Meher Miracles said, “EFB has been conceptualized to cater to UAE’s love for Bollywood and Football and this event would be a perfect combination providing equal doses of both. Sports has no boundaries and is an effective medium to unite various nationalities to enjoy a singular passion and there couldn’t have been a better place than UAE for the inaugural edition of this event. I am truly excited to join hands with Sohail Khan for this exciting rendezvous”.
“The Dubai Sports Council is pleased to cooperate in the success of this exciting sporting and leisure event, which is being held for the first time in the region,” said Mr. Adil Yousif Al Bannay, Cultural and Social Activities Manager at Dubai Sports Council.
“Sport and art are linked to the fact that they are important human activities, and artists and athletes have a great influence on society and play an important role in educating the community about the importance of sport, as well as in the ability of sport to increase ties of cooperation and friendship among different people. More than 400 events are organized in Dubai each year, however this event will be very special as it will attract a great deal of attention because of its beautiful idea and coming together of a great number of stars from Bollywood and local Dubai community”, added Mr. Bannay.