The Indian Premier League (IPL) may have multi millionaires as bidders but the list includes one special person, who is not just a businessman but also the badshah of bollywood, we are talking about the great entertainer, Shahrukh Khan. Shahrukh with actress Juhi Chawla's husband Jay Mehta, is the owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders. Today lets take a look at the interesting facts of Shahrukh Khan - the IPL team owner.;
IPL Team Owner: Interesting Facts Of Shahrukh Khan
1. The Bollywood superstar is the founder and owner of the two production companies, Dreamz Unlimited and Red Chillies Entertainment. Shahrukh, today is considered to be the world's biggest film star, in terms of his fan followers and his net worth estimated at US $ 555 million. He is also one of the most powerful people in the world, according to Newsweek.
2. Shahrukh Khan gave the cheerleaders a run for their money by performing at the inaugural function of the IPL season 4. It is the first time in the history of IPL where the IPL team owner has performed.
3. Re-igniting the controversy over the IPL auction, King Khan stated that it was "humiliating" to see none of the Pakistani players being picked at the auction for the fourth time.
4. The bollywood actor has also made news for one more reason this IPL season, just like his arch rival actor Salman Khan he has claimed to take off his shirt if KKR reaches IPL 2011 final.
5. In connection with his generosity for Pakistani players, the Shiv Sena (in 2010) had slammed the actor asking him to stay in Pakistani and also threatened the players if they set their foot in Maharashtra.
6. When asked Shahrukh about how his life has changed post IPL, the actor has stated that his aim is always to entertain people and nothing can change his "simple" life.
7. Shahrukh, this IPL season 4 is leaving no stone unturned, be it cheering or promoting. He has a CEO for KKR like Joy Bhattacharya, who is a renowned Quizmaster and sports manager. He also gets big stars like Maheep, Sanjay Kapoor, Anil Thadani, Raveena Tandon and Ritesh Sidhwani to cheer his team boys.
8. Juhi Chawla, her husband Jai Mehta along with Shahrukh Khan are planning to build a cricket stadium in Porbandar, Gujarat. The state-of-the-art stadium will be named after Nanji Kalidas Mehta, who is Jai's grandfather.