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06-04-2012, 10:29 AM #1
Shah Rukh to foster footballIf SRK does buy 50 per cent stakes in a football club, will we see a cricket disturb changeable to football? TOI explores
It’s frequency been a week given a IPL 5 ended, and already a media and amicable networking worlds are buzzing with sports talk. But this time, a concentration of conversations has shifted to football from cricket. The reason? Reports of Shah Rukh Khan, co-owner of IPL Team Kolkata, mulling over picking adult shares in Goa-based Dempo Sports Club. One of a many successful football clubs in India, Dempo SC has 5 I-League titles to a name.
Everyone saw, took note of and upheld comments on a disturb that surrounded a cricket joining since of a participation of B-Town celebs. So, if King Khan does pointer a deal, will sports enthusiasts and his fans make a beeline for football matches? Raj Kundra, hubby of Shilpa Shetty and co-owner of IPL Team Rajasthan, had formerly used a Bollywood component in a Super Fight League. “And, Lalit Modi had introduced Bollywood in a IPL. Of course, sports needs celebrities since Bollywood sells in this nation some-more than any other industry,” Raj says. Mention a boost that football competence get if SRK purchases stakes in a football club, and Raj says, “I’m 100 per cent certain there will be an evident disturb for a competition then. If Shah Rukh has a time to dedicate to a bar and foster football, afterwards it will unequivocally squeeze eyeballs.”
Dempo SC is unequivocally penetrating on a deal. “It will assistance a competition altogether if it goes through,” says Custodio Almeida, manager of a club. “If someone like SRK takes an seductiveness in football, afterwards other stars too will follow suit. IPL has so many Bollywood stars and a matches lift in such vast crowds. So, if Bollywood enters football, afterwards a disturb will be utterly like a IPL,” he adds.
Armando Colaco, secretary and conduct manager of a sports club, says a categorical reason behind a talks with SRK is to get crowds to football games. “He’s a good throng puller. If he comes to a matches, so will people. That’s a categorical reason we wish him,” he says. “Football is a universe famous game. Earlier, relatives would inhibit their kids from personification it though now it is a business and a players acquire good money. We wish some-more youngsters to come in,” he adds. Armando hopes that if all goes good and SRK comes on board, afterwards other clubs will proceed other actors. “Football will unequivocally advantage from this. We wish all goes well. SRK has finished something good for Kolkata, so since not football in Goa?” he says.
The Pune Football Club (PFC), that has been in a tip 5 in a I-League, too is open to Bollywood presence. Chirag Tanna, conduct operation, PFC, says, “I don’t consider anyone would conflict Bollywood participation in a club. Talks about SRK’s understanding with Dempo SC is unequivocally certain for football though either it turns around things for a competition usually time will tell. Cricket takes divided courtesy since we are unequivocally good during it. So a well-promoted, clever domestic joining would assistance football.” While Raj agrees that Bollywood sells, he points out that a competition can't means on that. “We have to make certain a competition is engaging adequate and that people know it. Cricket is played in each corner, though football is still limited to a bigger cities,” he says. He owns a cricket group so will he try into football in a nearby future? “I looked during football 3 years ago though found that there are cobwebs in a approach deals are structured. Until they don’t arrange out a I-League properly, we don’t consider anyone will make a profit. It needs to be mapped and monetised well, usually afterwards we can get into it,” he says....being a human...