Checkmate COVID: Aamir Khan To Battle Viswanathan Anand In Game Of Chess

Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan will battle former world champion Viswanathan Anand in a game of chess, a Twitter handle dedicated to the game called has announced.

Sharing that Aamir is a big fan of the game, the forum tweeted about “the moment everyone had been waiting for”.

“The moment you all have been waiting for! Superstar Aamir Khan, an ardent chess lover, will be playing an exhibition match against former world champion Vishy Anand! Please feel free to donate generously to make this event a success,” read the tweet.

The event is called ‘Checkmate Covid’ and is being organised to help raise fund for chess community members who have been dealing with the virus.

It will be held on June 13 and reportedly feature a slew of celebrities playing the game against Anand, The Indian Express reported.

On the work front, Aamir is looking forward to the release of the period drama ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’. The film is a Hindi adaptation of Tom Hanks’ award-winning ‘Forrest Gump’. It also features Kareena Kapoor Khan in a pivotal role.

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