Bangalore: Emerging Indian wrestling star Narsingh Yadav yesterday said glamour is needed to popularise a sport, but it should not go overboard to disturb the game.

“A bit of glamour is necessary, but should be limited, should not go overboard which will disturb the game,” Yadav told PTI in an exclusive interview here.

With celebrities and actors owning teams in various sports including cricket, hockey, football and kabaddi, and also cheer girls used to attract fans, Yadav believes stars do add value to build a fan base.

“A bit of glamour is necessary because people do not accept clean and pure stuff. The present young generation likes to watch celebrities and film actors associated with a product or a particular cause,” added Yadav, who is part of the JSW franchise at the upcoming Pro Wrestling League.