How Shilpa Shetty became a part of Rajasthan Royals

MUMBAI: Shilpa Shetty along with her family is certainly making her presence felt at the second season of IPL. After all, she is the face of the Champion team. But there is an interesting story on how Shilpa and boyfriend Raj Kundra got to be associated with the Rajasthan Royals.

Shilpa was offered a role in the movie that the Rajasthan Royals planned to make on their famous victory in the first edition of the Indian Premier League. However, Shilpa did not take the offered money and chose to invest the money in the team. She then requested beau Raj Kundra to come up with some extra moolah to buy a 12 percent stake in the franchisee, revealed an insider from the financial broking company that is handling the account.

When contacted by, Shilpa chose not to respond. But whatever the reason may be, certainly the team has got a good dose of glamour with her presence.