As a report in leading news paper suggests that the Bachchan family has shown interest in the T20 league, it means bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan could very soon be adding the star factor in the Indian Premier League’s franchise Rajasthan Royals.
As per the report, they first approached Chennai Super Kings and later approached one-time champion Rajasthan Royals. “Yes, Abhishek (Bachchan) met Manoj Badale in London some time ago,” Ramesh Pulapaka, CEO of AB Corp.
Last week, a report in leading news agency had also suggested the owners of the franchise are looking forward to selling half of their stakes in the franchise and Bachchans’ interest in the getting stakes in the franchise further confirms the news.
Should Bachchans purchase a part of Rajasthan Royals, they will become second Bollywood celebrity to buy a stake in this franchise. Earlier, Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty and her husband Raj Kundra held stakes in the franchise before giving them up in 2015.