Shahrukh Khan and Preity Zinta will take on each other on the cricket field this April. Both the Bollywood stars have bought a team each auctioned by the BCCI for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL). Shahrukh won the bid for the Kolkata team for a sum of $75.09 million while Preity Zinta and her boyfriend Ness Wadia won the bid for the Chandigarh team for $76 million.
The tournament will feature eight teams representing eight cities in Indian. The teams will play T20 tournament involving foreign players as well. Shahrukh Khan who is a cricket fan had run into controversy with the BCCI after they alleged him of using cricket to promote his movies. The actor had swore not to enter a cricket stadium. The BCCI had had apologised to star.
Shahrukh Khan was interested in the Mumbai team but was edged out by Reliance Industries MD Mukesh Ambani who won the bid for $112 million.