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03-10-2009, 01:17 PM #1
Shilpa Shetty optimistic about IPL
Shilpa Shetty,who has newly joined the world of IPL and sports as she and her business man cum boy friend Raj Kundra have brought last year’s winner Rajasthan Royals.
New mentor Shilpa Shetty speaks about her worry on IPL matches and her first IPL video in her blog.
“Uncertainty because of rescheduling and reshuffling of the IPL dates. There was talk three days ago that the IPL season II might not happen. That would have been terrible, not just for the franchise owners, but also for the cricket fans all over India and the world ’cause everyone’s looking forward to this season. I’m really glad that yesterday after several meetings; they’ve come to a consensus that the inaugural match is going to happen in Mumbai. It’s sad that we’re not going to be able to play in Jaipur, which happens to be our home ground, but would like our Rajasthan fans to know that it was a decision that wasn’t left to us to take. We are just complying with the decision obviously that has been taken by the IPL board, the BCCI and obviously with the advice of the home ministry and State Government. So I guess what cannot be cured has to be endured and we’re doing just that. I’m glad that the games are happening at last and it would still live up to people’s expectations and more. Can’t wait for the IPL to kickstart.”
She was quite excited to shoot her first IPL music video.” Exciting because I am in Jaipur at the moment shooting for my music video for Rajasthan Royals. It’s going to be an anthem that people are going to love. It’s called “HALLA BOL” and it’s something that has been made with a lot of love. It’s sung by Sunidhi Chauhan and Anand Raaj Anand. Music has been composed by Anand Raaj Anand again and it’s been directed by Ken Ghosh and choreographed by Ahmed Khan. I’m really happy that I had my friends come on board and do such a great job with this video. We did want to keep the essence of Rajasthan which is why we decided to shoot in Jaipur. There have been a lot of things going through my head in the last 4-5 days.”
Further she feels it that.” But in the midst of all this tension, my heart’s bursting with excitement and I really hope everything goes smoothly. It’s really sad whatever has happened in Pakistan and what the Sri Lankan cricketers had to go through. It was a sad day for cricket. Hope we are able to overcome all of that and things are smooth sailing and hope people don’t bring down the spirit of the game. Cricket is a game that brings together different countries and I hope we’re able to be good hosts here in India and give security to our cricketers and fans and that is of paramount importance.”
03-10-2009, 03:24 PM #2