Bollywood stars roots for favourite IPL teams

March 13, 2010

bollywood IPL teams 200x144New Delhi, The Indian Premier League (IPL) is on and micro-blogging site Twitter is abuzz with posts from Bollywood personalities rooting for their favourite teams.

Actor Rahul Bose posted on his Twitter account: “(I) am only 1/2 Bengali, 1/2 Punjabi-Maharashtrian. Lived in Bombay all my life – Mumbai Indians for me…”

Another Mumbai Indian fan is Abhishek Bachhcan, who is eager to buy the team’s jersey.

“The new Mumbai Indians jersey looks very cool. Can’t wait to get my hands on one,” said the 34-year-old actor.

Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings have their supporters as well.

Filmmaker Kunal Kohli said: “…Punjab v/s Delhi (today), tough choice, both good teams, I’ll go with Punjab.”

While actor R. Madhavan had a different stance: “Started. My best to all the teams and hope the Chennai Kings rock. Damn. Felt bad when they did not approach me as their brand ambassador.”

While most celebrities have one favourite team, actress Dia Mirza wants to settle for two.

“I am Dia. I am from Hyderabad. And I am supporting the Deccan Chargers…I live in Mumbai now. I will be sure to support Mumbai Indians,” she said.

IPL has a fair share of the Bollywood quotient with many teams owned by members of the Hindi film industry. Shah Rukh Khan co-owns Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) with Juhi Chawla, Shilpa Shetty co-owns Rajasthan Royals and Preity Zinta is a co-owner of Kings XI Punjab.

The film fraternity also came out in full strength to congratulate Shah Rukh Khan for KKR’s win against Deccan Chargers in the first match of the tournament in Mumbai Friday.

Shilpa Shetty said: “Congrats KKR! Well deserved.”

Karan Johar posted: “His name is Khan and he is a Rockstar!!! Way to go Shah Rukh.”

Others who congratulated the team included Arjun Rampal, Deepika Padukone, Dia Mirza,

Riteish Deshmukh and Shekhar Kapur.

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