Nearly 500 bodybuilders from 70 countries, including women, are expected to take part in an international competition to be held in November in Aurangabad in Maharashtra where Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger will be the chief guest.
The Rs 25-lakh prize money competition, Diamond Cup India 2019, is being organised by the Indian Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (IBBFF) from November 15 to 17.
Around 500 bodybuilders from 70 countries, including 100 women, will participate in the competition, said IBBFF secretary Sanjay More at a press meet in Aurangabad on Friday.
Around 90 bodybuilders will be part of the Indian contingent at the meet, he added.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, a well-known bodybuilder and popular Hollywood star, will be the chief guest at the event, Mr More said.
Entry for the competition, to be held in 10 different groups, will be completely free and organisers are making arrangements to accommodate 50,000 viewers at a time, Mr More said.