The Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon in its ninth edition now has managed to bring in people from all walks of life and Bollywood is left no far behind. Each year stars join in, in large numbers and this year was no different.
A plethora of stars made their presence felt and while some did so merely as a part of their associations with charitable trusts and NGO’s, some just ran their heart out and for the mere sake of enjoyment and pleasure.
The highlight of the Celebrity run was ofcourse the Dream Run which ranged across 6 KM and had an array of stars participating.
Rahul Bose who is a regular participant this time ran the Dream Run in support of The Foundation an NGO which supports anti-discrimination. Unlike earlier editions where he participated in half marathon, he ran the dream run only for the reason that he wanted to show support and since he was recuperating from a flu he could not participate in the half marathon.
Shabana Azmi, Perzad Zorabian, Ronit Roy, Prateik Babbar and the Rockstar-Ranbir also participated in the dream run in support of Shabana Azmi’s NGO Mijwan Welfare Society.
While it was just a moment of happiness for regular participants like Tara Sharma who has been running the marathon ever since it started, missing it on just 2 occasions while she was expecting her child, and lending her support for the Cancer Patients Aid Association there have been a lot of new stars and new entrants making their strong presence felt.
Chitrangda Singh who recently shifted base said that it feels great to support events like this as she had always had the inclination to sports and more importantly since her husband is a professional golfer.
Anil Kapoor riding high on his success of Mission Impossible 4 says that it feels great to be a part of this event. This is the first time in the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon for the veteran who lent his support for senior citizens.
Other actors who were there and lent their support included Gul Panag, Neha Dhupia, Tanvi Azmi, Singer Shaan and the brand ambassador of the Mumbai Marathon himself- John Abraham amongst others. Truly a star studded affair!!!