Bollywood Actor Shah Rukh Khan Plans To Bid For New IMG-Reliance League Club
Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan "is planning to bid" for the Kolkata franchise of the new league promoted by the All India Football Federation and IMG-Reliance, according to IANS. Shah Rukh said that "he was interested in buying stakes in the successful Goan I-League club Dempo but now with a new franchise-based league coming up he has changed his mind." Shah Rukh: "Earlier I was planning to buy stakes in Dempo and now with the new franchise-based league coming up, I will have a look at it. I will love to own a franchise." Asked which city he would buy, Shah Rukh said, "I will love to have the Kolkata football club." Eight clubs, 176 players, 72 overseas stars and 10 weeks of packed action -- "that is how the AIFF's commercial partner IMG-Reliance plans to glamourise Indian football early next year" (IANS, 8/5).