Bollywood Star Salman Khan Vows to Support Indian Super League

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan clarified that he did not any team in the Indian Super League but said he would work hard to support Nita Ambani's "vision in the football grassroots program".

Updated: October 09, 2014 21:54 IST
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Bollywood superstar Salman Khan Thursday clarified that he does not own any Indian Super League (ISL) team. He, however, added that he endorses Nita Ambani's "vision in the football grassroots program" and would "work wholeheartedly" to support it.

"I do not own any ISL team. My friends Dheeraj & Kapil Wadhawan had asked me to be their partner in FC Pune City," he said in of his tweets.

He further wrote that due to his endorsement contracts with Suzuki and Thums Up, which conflict with the League sponsors, he couldn't be associated with FC Pune City.

ISL, an initiative of IMG-Reliance, will kick off on October 12 and the tournament will see participation of eight franchises. On the opening day, Athletico de Kolkata will take on Mumbai City FC in Kolkata.

"I wish ISL all success. By creating ISL, IMG-Reliance and Star have put in place an important building block to put Indian football on the global football map.

"I endorse Nita Ambani's vision in the football grassroots program and will work wholeheartedly in supporting it. The football grassroots program will shape the next generation of Indian footballers," he wrote.

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