Salman Khan: A new IPL entrant?

Feb 14, 2014, 08:51 IST | Asira Tarannum

Sources say that Salman Khan is curious about the tournament and may pick up a stake in an Indian Premier League  team

It seems that Salman is taking a keen interest in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Sources say that the actor recently discussed the IPL with industrialist Ness Wadia when he came down to flag off the Little Hearts Marathon in Mumbai.

Salman Khan
Salman Khan in the event

"Salman was the chief guest at this marathon that was organised by BJ Wadia hospital for underprivileged children. Post the flag off, Salman was seen talking to Ness. The two were discussing the IPL in great detail," says a source.

It may be pointed out here that Salman is friends with Preity Zinta and Ness Wadia, who co-own the IPL team, Kings XI Punjab. The source adds that this is not the first time that Salman has evinced interest in IPL.

Says an onlooker, "There is no clear indication that he will pick up a stake in an IPL team his interest in it has only grown with time. He has been making enquiries with Ness. In fact, he has also been asking his other friends about the same. The actor is trying to work out how he can get a piece of the IPL pie as he loves cricket and has a lot of cricketer friends."

Ness Wadia at the event. pics/ Bipin Kokate
Ness Wadia at the event. pics/ Bipin Kokate

Other Bollywood stars owning IPL teams:

Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla

Shah Rukh Khan co-owns Kolkata Knight Riders along with Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla. The team won the tournament in the year 2012

Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra

Shilpa Shetty and husband Raj Kundra co-own the team, Rajasthan Royals that won the trophy at the first edition of the IPL.

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