After the inception of IPL, many such sports leagues have come up in the country. Like IPL, many B town celebs have invested in other leagues too. Actor Salman Khan is considered to be a football fanatic.
When a popular daily inquired him about owning a football team as he was intending to and then, later on, keeping a distance from it, the performer said, “Yeah, that (buying a football team) never happened, simply because I don’t want to be a part of any one team. If I can, I’d like to join the mother body.”
He further said he do not desire it to be a Bollywood game and give away sports, making way for gossip. “I don’t see myself fighting with Delhi, Pune or KKR. No doubt, it’s a wonderful way to promote sports, but I want to be there (pointing to the top). So, when it becomes Salman’s team versus Preity’s team or Shah Rukh’s team, it no longer remains a sporting thing, it gets into the area of gossip. Also, the ‘responsible press’ will take away focus from the match, and I don’t want to give anybody that kind of mileage. I want to do something for the overall development of sports,” quoted Salman. Now this seems fascinating…..