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Zoya's hooked on football!

Zoya Akhtar

By HT

New Delhi, May 24 -- Although filmmaker Zoya Akhtar is busy with the post production of her upcoming film, being a football fan, she has been taking out time to catch the ongoing football tournament Spanish La Liga on television.

"She has a packed schedule but she does not miss a single match. In fact, Zoya has been recording the matches so that she can watch them during her free time," says a source.

"It was Ritesh (Sidhwani, producer) and Farhan (Akhtar) who encouraged Zoya to watch football matches while they were shooting for their film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011). The film crew used to watch FIFA World Cup 2010 matches on television on the sets. Since then she has been following the sport regularly," adds the source.

Zoya was shooting in Antalya, Turkey during the world cup last year and the filmmaker made sure that the entire team watched matches together on the sets.

"Zoya was working with the same Spanish crew who she worked with at the time of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. They all remembered how she had arranged for the entire cast and crew to watch the matches together and requested her to do the same again this time, and Zoya gladly obliged," says a source.