David Beckham Legendary English midfielder David Beckham experienced a warm welcome during his inaugural visit to India, where he currently serves as the goodwill ambassador of UNICEF for a four-day stint.
Star-Hosts Sonam and Anand
Bollywood’s royalty, Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja, played host to a lavish gala party at their Mumbai home, gathering celebrities like Farhan Akhtar and Karisma Kapoor under one roof for an unforgettable night on Wednesday, November 15.
Cricket Encounter at Wankhade Stadium
Earlier in the day, Beckham attended the World Cup 2023 semi-final between India and New Zealand at Wankhade stadium, rubbing shoulders with cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar, Sir Viv Richards, and Virat Kohli.
A Night to Remember: David Beckham
The celebration at Sonam and Anand’s residence unfolded with images shared by Anand on Instagram, offering a glimpse of Beckham engrossed in the cricket match. Celebrities like Farhan Akhtar, Shibani Dandekar, and Arjun Kapoor added to the star-studded frame.
Congratulatory Note for Team India
Anand extended congratulations to Team India in a note, highlighting the unifying power of sports. The setup included a large TV display during dinner, allowing guests to witness India’s impressive semi-final victory on their path to the ODI World Cup Finals.
Bollywood Revelry on Social Media
Celebrities like Arjun Kapoor and his girlfriend Malaika Arora, as well as Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput, shared glimpses of the grand party on their social media platforms.
Memorable Moments with Karisma Kapoor
Karisma Kapoor posted a series of photos capturing warm moments, including a hug between her and David Beckham during the gala night.
Beyond Bollywood: Meeting Mukesh Ambani
Beckham’s visit extended beyond the glamour of Bollywood, as he met Indian industrialist Mukesh Ambani and family at Antilia. The football legend received a Mumbai Indians jersey with the iconic Number 7, reminiscent of his time with Manchester United.
Witnessing Cricket History
During the India vs. New Zealand game, Beckham witnessed Virat Kohli’s historic achievement, becoming the first cricketer to reach 50 ODI tons, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s record. India secured victory, advancing to the World Cup final with a 70-run win over New Zealand.