The Indian Premier League (IPL) is well into its first week of games and micro blogging site Twitter has been flooded by tinsel town's biggies taking sides, wishing luck and what not! Cricket fever, has rightfully taken the industry by storm again, as it has the millions nationwide, and world over!
While most B-town folks have one team to support; actress Dia Mirza begs to differ, unable to chose one from her final two favorites.
Asked about the same, she accounts for Deccan Chargers on her native city being Hyderabad, and Mumbai Indians, for ain't she as much a mumbaikar, as any other?!
Actor Rahul Bose tweets without seconds thoughts, 'its Mumbai Indians all the way for him!'
Yet another voice that cheers for the Indians is that of Jr. Bachchan, who is eager to buy the team's jersey. Apart from the loyalties that compel him to gear him in the Mumbai Indians jersey, Abhishek tweets that it looks cool and he can't wait to own one.
Past Mumbai Indians, we're heading north to team Kings XI (Punjab), co-owned by the very pretty Preity Zinta which bo
asts of crazed supporters no less. One among them, is Kunal Kohli (Hum Tum director) who chose Kings XI over the Delhi Daredevils in their first game on the second day of IPL season 3, which incidentally the Kings lost to the Daredevils in a close call.
In their next game, the Kings XI will be facing Royal Challengers (Bangalore) who also lost their opening game, to KKR. The brand ambassador for RCB this year is Katrina Kaif again. Meanwhile, Deepika Padukone has been seen donning the RCB jersey herself at the two games they have already played.
Heading diametrically opposite, that is south, we have R. 'Idiot' Madhvan who in a fine show of sportsmanship has wished all teams luck, but will been heard hooting for the Super Kings (Chennai) only.
SRK, as is well known by now especially post the Shiv Sena mess, co-owns Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) with Juhi Chawla. Having won both their matches so far, the team has given them only reasons to celebrate. When KKR brought down defending champions of season 2, Deccan Chargers, the co-owners received wishes from wide and far.
Shilpa Shetty Kundra, who co-owns Rajasthan Royals (who have lost both games, to Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils respectively) with hubby Raj Kundra, congratulated King Khan, admitting the win had been well deserved.
Meanwhile, close friend Karan Johar, apparently not having outworn the MNIK phase was found tweeting, 'His name is Khan, and he is a rockstar!' Among other who congratulated the team are Arjun Rampal, Deepika Padukone, Dia Mirza, Riteish Deshmukh and Shekhar Kapur.
Proir to this third season kicking off, there was talk of Saif and Bebo planning to bid for an IPL team this season, but an unexpected change of ownership rules by IPL upset the plans.
With IPL being dependent on heavy investments from B-town celebs, count few among who co-own franchises, this sports league brings together two of the country's most celebrated passions - Cricket, and Bollywood!
The question is, who are you rooting for?! Author: Zoah R.
Compiled by: Shikha