First it was Shahrukh Khan and now Amitabh Bachchan has become the latest Bollywood stars to come in support of Pakistani players for the Indian Premier League. Bachchan who was a Guest Editor at CNN-IBN to promote his latest movie Rann said "At some stages, it does look disappointing. For many people who admire cricket and since, there are so many good players in Pakistan, this should not have happened,"
Bachchan also said “But then there is this whole business of this (IPL) being a business and being privately run, politics of the nation, which is on a large scale, is brought into this and I think that is not valid," He also added "I am myself involved in a campaign that talks about Aman ki asha (hope for peace) where we are trying to exchange people from both the countries, weather it's in the field of creativity or sports or journalism where we have debates and talk to people," remarked the senior actor.
Shahrukh who also owns the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL was the first Bollywood celebrity come out in support of Pakistani cricketers and had said “They are the champions, they are wonderful but somewhere down the line there is an issue and we can't deny it. We are known to invite everyone. We should have. If there were any issues, they should have been put on board earlier. Everything can happen respectfully,"