MS Gill wants to link Bollywood with sports
Sports minister MS Gill wants to link Bollywood with sports which he feels will improve India’s performance at the International sports ground. He has urged stars to sponsor outstanding player so that financial assets are not a restriction in their performance. While speaking to the media, Gill asked Bollywood Superstar Shahrukh Khan to sponsor a team or a player and also inspire Indian sports what he did in the film ‘Chak De India’.
Minister MS Gill said “He can begin with sponsoring four women athletes of the Indian relay team. Only Rs 5-10 lakh would be required. I think he can spare that much money for Indian sports.”
The minister said Shah Rukh bought a cricket team at the IPL — the Kolkata Knightriders for a staggering $75.09 million — and though it’s a commercial venture, the star can give something back to the country by sponsoring needy sportsperson.
The minister has precise players for Shahrukh Khan. For other stars like Hrithik Roshan, he said they could pick any player to sponsor. He said, “Except cricket or may be tennis, there is no money in any other sports. If Bollywood joins hands with us, the future of other sports would be bright”.