Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar, Imran Khan and Sonakshi Sinha were among the thousands of cricket-crazy fans that thronged the Eden Gardens here today to watch the first match of the Indian Premier League-VI.
Clad smartly in white tees with Once Upon a Time in Indian Premier League inscribed, they were seen promoting their upcoming film Once Upon a Time in Mumbai during the Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils tie.
"We have just came here because its the beginning...the first day of the Indian Premier League. This is a different experience altogether, you will never get it watching a match anywhere," said Akshay.
Praising the passion of Kolkatans when it comes to sports, he said some of his Australian cricketer friends have also told him that they have never experienced something like this anywhere in the world.
Imran, whose last release was Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola said, "This is the my first time at Eden. I have heard that the crowd here is deafening".
When asked which team is he supporting Akshay said, "The teams playing in Indian Premier League are Indians. And whenever there is a match, I always say that may the best team win".
Imran and Sonakshi, however, said they want their home city team Mumbai Indians to win the Indian Premier League this time.