Superstar Shahrukh Khan, who owns the team Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL, is now eyeing a stake in the Indian Racing League. According to the Bollywood actor, his company is considering the prospects of investment in the Mumbai franchise, but it is yet to be finalised.
The i1 Super Series, the motor racing league, was launched in August this year and Machdar Motorsports are the promoters of the league. At the launch event, the promoters had announced that the series would be based on the popular city based franchisee format and it would have nine teams representing nine different cities in the country including Delhi, Chennai and other metros.
The first edition of the motor sports event is scheduled to hit the tracks in January next year. SRK's company is in talks for the Mumbai franchise. Talking to the PTI, Shahrukh Khan told, "Personally I don't know much. I haven't met anyone. My company is looking at it. They had talks with them."
However, Shahrukh Khan's team in IPL cricket did not fare well in the three editions of the cash-rich tournament, but in the fourth season, this year it reached the semi-finals. Now, it should be seen whether he will be successful in Indian Racing League.