From Shah Rukh Khan to Preity Zinta: Bollywood celebs and their sturdy ties with Indian Premier League groups

by Jeremy Spirogis
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From SRK to Preity: Celebs and their connections with IPL & 

A bunch of celebrities have bonded with cricketers and their ultra-rich franchises because the inception of home cricket’s greatest extravaganza, the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008. Over the years, cricket and Bollywood have at all times been carefully linked in India. From witnessing nail-biting clashes between IPL groups to attending star-studded after-parties following the matches, there isn’t a denying that IPL has managed to serve an ideal mix of cricket and Bollywood to its viewers throughout the cash-rich league. 

Since Bollywood and cricket have shared a symbiotic coalition, the cash-rich T20 match has solely prolonged the affiliation of B-town celebs with the gents’s sport that has been adopted like a faith in India. It’s at all times a celebration when the dual passions in India reunite for the IPL season. Talking concerning the biggest marriage between cricket and Bollywood, the upcoming version of the IPL is across the nook.

Defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) led by Rohit Sharma will face MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK) within the IPL 2020 opener on Saturday. Having mentioned that, let’s check out the Bollywood celebs and the sturdy ties they’ve had with the Indian Premier League groups. 

Juhi Chawla 

Franchise group Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is co-owned by Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla and her partner Jay Mehta. Juhi, who made her performing debut in 1986 with Sultanat is thought for her important roles in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Aaina, Darr, and Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke. Besides remaining a key contributor to the leisure trade, Juhi co-owns the KKR facet, who’ve been topped IPL champions in 2012 and 2014. 

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Preity Zinta  

Mohali-based franchise, Kings XI Punjab is co-owned by Bollywood actress Preity Zinta. The Veer-Zaara and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna actress turned the co-owner of Punjab heavyweights again in 2008. The Kings XI co-owner additionally purchased the Stellenbosch franchise of the T20 Global League in 2017. Preity’s Kings XI Punjab has by no means received the IPL trophy because the inception of the match. Kings XI have been the runners-up of the celebrated match within the 2014 season. 

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Shilpa Shetty 

Shilpa Shetty and her businessman husband Raj Kundra was proud co-owners of the IPL facet, Rajasthan Royals. The celeb couple remained on the forefront of selling the Rajasthan facet however in 2015, they determined to surrender their stake within the IPL franchise. The Bollywood actress was the face of the franchise after her husband Raj purchased 11.7 p.c stake in Rajasthan Royals. Shilpa and Raj invested within the Royals a yr after the group received the inaugural version of the cash-rich league in 2008. 

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Shah Rukh Khan

Actor, producer, entrepreneur, and maybe the largest star within the Indian movie trade, Bollywood legend Shah Rukh Khan is a family title throughout the globe. Besides making heavy investments within the leisure trade, the Badshah of Bollywood can also be the driving pressure of the Knight Riders franchise which is co-owned by her good friend and actress Juhi. Both SRK and Juhi have been the co-owners of the KKR facet because the starting of the cash-rich match.

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In reality, Juhi and SRK have been additionally the founders of the manufacturing firm Dreamz Unlimited, beneath which three movies together with Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani have been produced. SRK can also be the proud proprietor of Cape Town Knight Riders, and Caribbean Premier League group Trinbago Knight Riders. 

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