Bollywood celebrities and their involvement in sports and related activities have really increased. It's just not that the Bollywood is obssessed with making sports centric movies.
They also own their teams. From Shahrukh Khan owing an IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders, John Abraham who is investing in football, hockey and bike racing teams to Abhishek Bachchan who recently announced about his own Kabaddi team, these actors get involved so much.
Abhishek Bachchan has bought a Rajasthani Kabaddi team called Jaipur Pink Panthers. These players will play in the upcoming Pro-Kabaddi league.
Abhishek has an emotional attachment to this sport and that is the reason behind his involvement in this sport. He says as a kid Amitabh Bachchan introduced him to this game and Abhishek went on to play the game as astudent of Delhi.
Starting tomorrow, the PKL will be played on a caravan basis with the eight teams - representing eight cities - in the fray, playing each other twice.
The tournament will have 60 matches and will be aired on Star Sports 2 and simulcast on Star India's Hindi movie channel, Star Gold. The tournament will also be streamed live on Starsports.com
Abhishek Bachchan addressing the media and reporters.
Jaipur Pink Panther
Abhishek Bachchan with his team.
Posing With The Team
Abhishek Bachchan says that his father is so interested to watch the first match.
Abhishek Posing With The Team
Abhishek Bachchan is very excited for his team.
Jaipur Pink Panthers
Jaipur Pink Panther team will play in the PKL.
Abhishek Bachchan Team
Abhishek Bachchan owns a Kabaddi team named Jaipur Pink Panther.