Indian cricket and Bollywood have always a very close relationship for very long times. Recently, a rumour has just started to trend which is the former Indian left-arm pacer Zaheer Khan and the Bollywood star Suniel Shetty are preparing to launch a cricket league.
There is no confirmed news about this. However, recently, Zaheer Khan was seen at Suniel Shetty’s office in Andheri (Mumbai). Though there is a big chance that it was just a casual meeting between two good friends, some reports have speculated that the meeting was on the progress of the new cricket league.
Both haven’t revealed anything about this. Recently, when Suniel Shetty was asked about this, he said, “It’s too early to say right now.”
There is also an assumption about this league that it could be a league combined with cricketers and Bollywood stars. Whatever happens in near future, it will be not the first cricket league where the Bollywood stars involved.
There is already running the Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) at yearly where not only the Bollywood stars, major regional film industries’ people of Indian cinema participate in this competition. In addition, Box Cricket League (BCL) is also a cricket league consisting with the celebrities, including the Bollywood stars, but it is an indoor cricket competition.
The world famous Indian Premier League (IPL) also observes the combination of cricket and Bollywood but only the cricketers can participate in the game while some Bollywood stars are active as a co-owner of a franchise team.
On the other hand, there is another rumour is rolling about Zaheer Khan which claims that he going to make his Bollywood debut soon. According to that report, Shetty has come up with a sports drama script and has approached Zaheer Khan to feature in it.
According to BizAsia, a source revealed, “Zaheer and Suniel became thick friends when they bumped into each other in Goa last year. Over the past few weeks, Anna and Zack [as Shetty fondly calls him] have been in talks for a film, which will mark the cricketer’s debut in Bollywood. Not too long ago, Suniel had come across the script of a sports drama and was quite intrigued by it. It has been heard that he has approached Zack to feature in the project. As part of the look test, the two did an elaborate photo shoot yesterday. The collaboration is likely to be finalised by the end of this week.”
— Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) December 5, 2018
— zaheer khan (@ImZaheer) December 5, 2018