[imagebrowser id=265] MUMBAI: Novotel hotel was the centre of all activity, on Wednesday night in Mumbai. Bolywood had two diverse events to attend in this star hotel: the Playboy bash, and the Celebrity Cricket League press conference.
The Celebrity Cricket League roped in sexy siren and Bong bombshell Bipasha Basu as its brand ambassador just recently. The league then had a grand press con to announce their latest celebrity acquisition. We spotted Bipasha being the cynosure of all eyes, in a short peach number and strappy silver sandals. Also present at the event were team owners and Bollywood boys Sohail Khan and Riteish Deshmukh.
Sohail Khan, Salman Khan’s younger brother and owner of cricket team Mumbai Heroes, was clad in his team’s jersey and khakhi trousers. Riteish, who owns team Veer Marathi, was seen in a white kurti-shirt, jeans and shades. We also spotted cricket commentator and TV personality Charu Sharma, and a host of other CCL officials at the event.
Bipasha Basu, who was beside herself with excitement, when she got to know that she has been chosen as brand ambassador for Season 3 of the prestigious Celebrity Cricket League, said “I have always been very interested in fitness and sports and Celebrity cricket league is a superb concept where celebrities who are passionate about the sport get to play , I cant wait for the season to begin and will be attending as many matches as possible”.
Meanwhile, Sohail Khan showed how he has let bygones be bygones, by inviting his brother’s arch rival Shah Rukh Khan into the League.
Says Sohail, “He’s (SRK) a part of the industry and he is a very big star. He has his own IPL (Indian Premier League) team and if he would like to come and support CCL or any of the teams, there’s going to be games in Kolkata, Pune. We all are part of one industry, I still call him Shah Rukh Bhai, and things don’t change. We all are a part of the industry and we all are friends, he is most welcome. We’ll be glad if he supports us.”
The T20 format of this tournament will definitely cause an added sense of excitement and anticipation; and the presence of other celebrities like Mohan Lal, Sunil Shetty, Venkatesh, Vishal, Sudeep, Jeet, Ritesh Deshmukh and Manoj Tiwari.