Rummy is a card game that many people in India are familiar with. For some, a game of rummy with close friends is the ideal way to spend the time. It can be played by people of all ages, regardless of whether it’s in a large social gathering or small family functions. Even celebrities can’t seem to stay away from it. Many celebrities from the entertainment industry have been vocal about their love for the game, some of whom have gone ahead to become brand ambassadors for some of the top rummy brands in the country. Here’s a list of Indian celebrities that just seem to love the game of rummy.
When it comes to Bollywood actor, there are only a few that come close to the success and fame that Shah Rukh Khan aka King Khan has witnessed in his acting career. The Indian actor has captured the hearts of many with his blockbuster performances and on-screen charisma. According to many reports, SRK is a card game lover and will never miss an opportunity to indulge in any kind of card games, rummy included. He is often described as being quite sharp and calculative when playing, skills that are required in a game of rummy.
Aparshakti Khurana is a 33-year-old actor, television host, and radio jockey. In 2016, he made his first debut in the movie Dangal, a sports biopic directed by filmmaker Nitesh Tiwari. After the film’s success, he starred in many other movies like Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017), Stree (2018), and the Netflix film Rajma Chawal (2018). The actor’s love for the rummy game was made clear when he partnered with Games24x7. The digital campaign was for the company’s skill gaming platform, RummyCircle.
When it comes to poker, this New Delhi born actress is a well-known name in the Indian poker circuit. But did you know, she’s an avid rummy player too? While her natural talent for acting is evident in movies like Well Done Abba (2010) and Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008), her knack for card games like rummy and poker is clearly seen in parties and other social gatherings. One media report even stated that she won INR 1.4 Lakhs in an online rummy tournament a few years back.
Another popular name in the Indian film industry who loves a good game of rummy is Anil Kapoor. While many were still getting used to the lockdown in 2020, Anil Kapoor decided to make the most of it by playing rummy with his family. In a social media post, the actor can be seen enjoying the game with his wife, sister, and mother. “Playing mum’s favourite card game…it’s rummy time! It’s been so many years and I still don’t know how to hold the cards right,” he wrote in the caption.
Donna Amo is a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She is a graduate from Sophia College of Women, Mumbai with a degree in English Literature. When this October born foodie is not writing content or poetry, she spends her time laughing at memes or watching series. Based out of Mizoram, she is drawn to all things nature and has a soft spot for puppies.