Abhishek Bachchan in film on kabaddi?

Published: August 19, 2014
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Bollywood film actor Abhishek Bachchan. AFP/Getty Images

SUBHASH K. JHA
IANS

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) — Actor Abhishek Bachchan, who owns Jaipur Pink Panthers, a franchise of the Pro Kabaddi League, may do a full-fledged movie on the sport.

It may be too early to talk about the movie, but sources close to the project say it would be as inspirational a film about the game of kabaddi as “Chak De! India” was for hockey.

“Abhishek wants to make sure it’s the perfect kabaddi film. He’s on the lookout for the script,” said a source.

For now, making kabaddi into a cool game is Abhishek’s game-plan. Though he is committed to join his good friend Shah Rukh Khan on their global tour to promote their film “Happy New Year” September onwards, Abhishek is making the best of the time before the concert tours to promote his kabaddi team at matches all over India.

Abhishek makes sure he is physically present to cheer and motivate his kabaddi team, the Jaipur Pink Panthers.

“There is little point in associating with a team, no matter which game, unless you’re physically present to motivate them,” said Abhishek.

IANS 2014-08-19 13:16:12

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