John Abraham flags off Mumbai Marathon 2014by The Daily Eye Team January 21 2014, 11:47 am Estimated Reading Time: 1 min, 4 secs
This year, the Mumbai Marathon saw not just popular faces from showbiz, but also honchos from India Inc take part. Anil Ambani completed the half marathon this time as well. Also seen was the suave RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, who’s not just the new poster boy for Thinking India but may also be on his way to becoming the poster boy for Running India.
One of the most unifying factors any city can have is sport. And this came through only too clearly during Sunday morning’s marathon, flagged off by actor John Abraham, where thousands gathered to run, walk and cheer for various causes — education, health, senior citizen welfare, environment and AIDS awareness. There were also others spoofing Gandhi, mythological characters, a ninja turtle and a walking skeleton! Apart from honchos from the corporate frat, celebrities including Mahie Gill, Juhi Chawla, Prachi Desai, Gulshan Grover, Aftab Shivdasani, Prateik and Purab Kohli were spotted there. Cheering them on stage were Aditya Thackeray, Priya Dutt, Sunil Prabhu, Chhagan Bhujbal and Tina Ambani. Interesti Aam Aadmi Party team brandished brooms and proceeded to clean the venue post the event, claiming the city had to be rid of, “not just corruption, but dirt on the streets too.”