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HindustanTimes Thu,23 Oct 2014

Football

Will buy Kolkata franchise: SRK
Hindustan Times
New Delhi, August 06, 2013
First Published: 00:26 IST(6/8/2013)
Last Updated: 00:28 IST(6/8/2013)

 After the Kolkata Knight Riders, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan now plans to move into the more popular football space. He is planning to bid for the Kolkata franchise of the new league promoted by All India Football Federation (AIFF) and IMG-Reliance. 
 
Shah Rukh said he was interested in buying stakes in I-League club Dempo but now with a new franchise-based league coming up he has changed his mind.  “Earlier I was planning to buy stakes in Dempo and now with the new franchise-based league coming up, I will have a look at it. I will love to own a franchise,” Shah Rukh was quoted as saying by a news channel.  Asked which city he would buy, Shah Rukh said: “I will love to have the Kolkata football club.”


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