WATCH: Cristiano Ronaldo fails to recognize Bollywood actor Salman Khan; latter’s hilarious expression goes viral

Cristiano Ronaldo looked tense throughout the bout.


WATCH: Cristiano Ronaldo fails to recognize Bollywood actor Salman Khan; latter’s hilarious expression goes viral

(L-R) Cristiano Ronaldo, Salman Khan (Source: via Twitter/@trunicle)

Cristiano Ronaldo was caught on camera walking past Bollywood actor, Salman Khan. The Portuguese was walking towards his seat and shared a brief conversation with Ronaldo Nazario on the way.

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The boxing match in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou saw many global stars attending the event. Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner, Georgina Rodriguez, were there. Moreover, the Portuguese icon arrived later due to his own match for Al-Nassr. As he walked to his seat, fans noticed he ignored famous Bollywood star Salman Khan. His movie ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ made over $40 million in India in 2017, and he has a huge fanbase in India.

Many fans, however, acknowledge that the Portuguese player has no reason to know who Salman Khan is, as the actor may not be as well-renowned outside of India due to his lack of participation in movies outside of Bollywood. Cristiano Ronaldo however, has met many Indian stars including Arjun Kapoor, and famously shared ‘a kiss’ with Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu.

Cristiano Ronaldo and his girlfriend were later pictured with Salman Khan as they were allocated seats next to each other. However, no words were shared between the two.

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Cristiano Ronaldo posed with several celebrities

On a star-studded evening, Cristiano Ronaldo was one of the many celebrities who came to watch the bout between Tyson and Francis. When entering the venue, Ronaldo met with former Manchester United teammate, Rio Ferdinand. The Portuguese player was also captured with his former national teammate Luis Figo alongside Real Madrid legend, Ronaldo Nazario.

Luis Figo, Conor McGregor, Rio Ferdinand, Cristiano Ronaldo
(L-R) Luis Figo, Conor McGregor, Rio Ferdinand, Cristiano Ronaldo (Source: via CNN Portugal)

On top of attending the fight, Cristiano Ronaldo hung out with the main fighters. He had a chat with Tyson Fury, who called him the greatest footballer ever. Meanwhile, also posing for photos with Francis Ngannou, his mom, and his kids.

The Portuguese player called out to Manny Pacquiao and they hugged, took a photo, shared a laugh, and then went their separate ways. A few days before the fight, CR7 was invited to take a photo with boxing legends like Mike Tyson and Oleksandr Usyk, as well as UFC stars including Israel Adesanya and Chuck Lidell.

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