As per source report, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan could very soon be adding the star factor in the Indian Premier League’s(IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals, it suggests that the Bachchan family has shown interest in the T20 league. While, they first approached Chennai Super Kings and later approached one-time champion Rajasthan Royals.
Ramesh Pulapaka, CEO of AB Corp, was quoted as saying “Yes, Abhishek (Bachchan) met Manoj Badale in London some time ago,” . Currently, the Bachchan family is associated with Indian Super League and Pro Kabaddi league. Abhishek Bachchan is the owner of PKL franchise Jaipur Pink Panthers while They have their share in ISL franchise Chennai in FC. With other parties also interested for a stake in Rajasthan Royals, it remains to be seen how things go down and if the Bachchan family buys the stake in the franchise.
As per report, Last week, 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. In 2015, the franchise suspended for a period of two years along with Chennai Super Kings and both the franchises made their comebacks in IPL 2018, also qualifying for the second round. CSK went onto the IPL trophy for the third time.
While, Rajasthan Royals is one of the franchises that has been part of the T20 league right from the inception. Based out of Jaipur, Rajasthan Royals emerged out as the champion of the T20 league in the inaugural edition of the league.