Ranbir Kapoor Hails Bollywood's Link With Sports

Ranbir Kapoor has stakes in the Mumbai franchise of Indian Super League football tournament and feels the involvement of various film celebrities in league tournaments is helping Indian sports develop.

updated: September 01, 2014 17:13 IST
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Actors Ranbir Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan during the official launch of ISL.


Actor Ranbir Kapoor, who has stakes in the Mumbai City Football Club (FC) franchise of the Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament, believes Bollywood celebrities' involvement in sports in the country is beneficial in many ways.

Apart from Ranbir, the ISL has star team co-owners such as John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan, while Varun Dhawan endorses the Goa team. (Also read: Sachin Tendulkar launches ISL in glitzy ceremony)

"It's a great thing, and every sport should be encouraged in the country. Cricket is our first love, but that doesn't mean we should not give kabaddi or football a platform," the 31-year-old said here recently at the launch of his football club.

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