World Cup 2018: Bachchans in St. Petersburg for France Belgium semi-final!

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The Bachchan family is in St Petersburg for the first semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup 2018.

As the football fans world over look forward to the France-Belgium duel for a World Cup grand finale ticket, Bachchan junior, Abhishek has shared the information on his Instagram with a picture moments before their flight touched down at the St Petersburg airport.

Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan and family members are all set to watch the live action at St Petersburg Stadium today from 11:30 pm IST.

Amitabh Bachchan too had shared some family photographs on Instagram, but the Mahanayak has refrained from revealing what the family is up to.

Amitabh Bachchan on Monday night shared a photo of son Abhishek, daughter Shweta Nanda, grandchildren Navya Naveli and Agastya. At first glance, it would seem to be a regular photo of the Bachchan family chilling. But a closer look at the caption of the photo suggests otherwise.

Pics from Junior Bachchan’s Instagram story reveals how the family is enjoying and chilling on the flight enroute to St. Petersburg, including one which is captioned “Touchdown,….St. Petersburg,….#worldcup2018.”

“… the family that Mobiles together, stays together..,” the Thugs of Hindostan actor wrote along with the photo. As the 75-year-old actor posted the photo, there were some who pointed at Navya not using a mobile but reading a book. To this, Amitabh clarified saying, “Lot of you saying Navya reading a book..but book ke andar is a mobile..”

The love for sports shared by Amitabh Bachchan and his son is not new.

Abhishek Bachchan, being a bigger sports enthusiasts, owns top sports franchisees in India. He is the co-owner of Chennaiyin FC, that plays in the top division football league – Indian Super League (ISL). He also owns Jaipur Pink Panthers franchisee of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL).

Chennaiyin FC have won two ISL titles (2015, 2017-18) while Jaipur Pink Panthers won the inaugural season (2014) PKL title.