When the cast of Mubarakan landed in the boxing ring

Tuesday 25th July, 2017

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Publication  The Times of India
Source  Abhimanyu Mathur
CCM  230
Edition  New Delhi
Supplement   NA
MAV  3,397,539
Language  English
Page  1, 2
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DELHI IS... Team Mubarakan is not pulling any punches
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Arjun Kapoor shows off his boxing skills
It became a starry evening with some powerpacked punches when the cast of Mubarakan landed at a boxing event to interact with the crowd and cheer for the boxers. Anil and Aijun Kapoor dressed in their character from the film with the turban and beard - donned boxing gloves and entertained the crowd with a face-off and some mock boxing around the ring. G iving them a tough competition were the film's two leading ladies Ileana D'Cruz and Athiya Shetty. who too showed off their boxing skills to a screaming crowd.
Anil Kapoor was clearly the crowd's favourite as the entire auditorium got to its feet when the veteran actor walked inside the ring to the Mubarakan soundtrack. When theorganizers requested Anil and Arjun to 'face off' against each other in a mock boxing match, Arjun responded, "I guess that match C would be over before it even begins. How can anybody stand up to this legend?" As the emcee asked who would win in a fight between Ileana and Athiya, Arjun quipped, "Ab Suniel Shetty la beti hai toh the pressure must be on Athiya more. Inko toh jeetna hi padega." Talking about the event Ileana said, "It's great atmosphere and I loved the crowd's enthusiasm."
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Ileana poses with a female boxer from North East Tigers
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