Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan on Thursday joined the Indian Super League (ISL) bandwagon as he became a co-owner of FC Pune City, one of the eight franchises that will be competing in the tournament starting on Sunday.
The Rajesh Wadhawan Group-owned Pune franchise announced its association with the star in Mumbai.
Roshan said, “I am honoured to be associated with the Indian Super League (ISL), which represents India’s first effort at professional football. It is definitely the next big sporting brand in our country and will give young football talent a solid platform. I hope my partnership with FC Pune City adds further strength to the team and star players’ football expertise.”
Speaking on the development, Gaurav Modwel, CEO, FC Pune City said, “We are extremely pleased to have Hrithik Roshan as a co-owner of FC Pune City. He is a youth icon and his association with FC Pune City will give us a huge impetus in connecting with the youth. With the ISL, we want to make football a household name and the star power of Hrithik will help us drawing audiences across categories.”