In a country where cricket is almost a religion, fans of football too aren't few and far between. Take Bollywood, for instance. Agreed, our filmmakers don't exactly get kicked up by the idea of making a movie on football, but there have been some interesting soccer moments in Indian cinema as well.
Shahrukh's love for sports isn't a secret. He's flying to South Africa along with his kids to watch the games. Above, he's seen as a footballer in Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna.
He's promoted football in India and even starred in the bona fide football movie Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal. John Abraham is rooting for Spain to win this FIFA world cup
Here Salman Khan is seen dribbling the ball in a charity match he played for his Being Human foundation last year.
Amitabh Bachchan too had his kicks at the magic ball in the 1980 comedy movie Do Aur Do Paanch.
Guess who's the young dude alongside Salman here It's Arjun Rampal playing the game at IIFA in Dubai a few years ago.
Ranbir Kapoor playing for Salman's Being Human' in the last year's charity match.
Though Hrithik stays away from football because of his recurring knee problem, the actor loves watching the game.
Anil Kapoor played the goalie who abandons football after donating his kidney to raise money for his sister's marriage in the tear jerker of a film Saheb (1985).
Arshad Warsi played a footballer from Pakistan in Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal.
In a role that defied stereotypes, Parinder Nagra played a Punjabi girl in London who plays football against her parents' wishes in Gurinder Chaddha's film Bend It Like Beckham.