Kamal Haasan appointed ambassador of the Kabbadi team Tamil Thalaivas
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Kamal Haasan appointed ambassador of the Kabbadi team Tamil Thalaivas

Kamal Haasan has been made the ambassador of a Kabaddi team called Tamil Thalaivars, which is co-owned by Sachin Tendulkar.

regional movies Updated: Jul 19, 2017 09:02 IST
Sandeep Acharya
Sandeep Acharya
Hindustan Times, Chennai
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Kamal Haasan is currently busy hosting Bigg Boss Tamil. (AFP)

It might come as a surprise to many that actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan is considering a career outside films. After making his splash on television as the host of reality show Bigg Boss, the Dasavatharam star is all set to be seen in a new role – as the ambassador of team Tamil Thalaivas (co-owned by Sachin Tendulkar) for the fifth season of Pro Kabbadi League. The team believes that Haasan’s association will be a great source of inspiration to put up a great fight in the league. In a statement, it was said that it was a unanimous choice to bring Haasan on board, given his love for sports.

Talking about his association, Haasan said in the statement: “I am honoured to associate myself strongly with the sport of Kabbadi. I take personal pride in highlighting the profile of a sport developed by my ancestors thousands of years ago. I am glad the team owners chose me. My dear Thalaivas fill your lungs with pride and cross the line to take the game across to international adulation.”

On the career front, Haasan will soon resume work on multi-lingual comedy Sabash Naidu, which had to be stalled last July after he fell from the stairs of his office in Chennai and fractured his leg. Amid rumours that the project has been shelved, Haasan recently confirmed that the film will be revived soon.

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First Published: Jul 19, 2017 09:02 IST