Indian Super League: Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan joins FC Pune City as Co-owner

The inaugural edition of Indian Super League is studded with celebrities. Hrithik Roshan is the latest to join the IPL-styled football league starting on Sunday.

updated: October 09, 2014 19:23 IST
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Hrithik feels ISL will give India's football talent a solid platform.


Indian football is making headlines thanks to the country's cricket and Bollywood celebrities. Hrithik Roshan is the latest to join the Indian Super League bandwagon after he took up part ownership of FC Pune City. The Rajesh Wadhawan Group-owned Pune franchise announced its association with the star in Mumbai on Thursday.

Announcing his partnership, Hrithik said, "I am honoured to be associated with the Indian Super League, which represents India's first effort at professional football. It is definitely the next big sporting brand in our country and will give young football talent a solid platform. "I hope my partnership with FC Pune City adds further strength to the team and star players' football expertise."

Earlier this week, Indian skipper MS Dhoni joined the Chennai team. Having grown from the ranks, Dhoni has stressed on development and not making the ISL as a business venture.

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