Ranbir Kapoor takes a new shot

Thursday, 6 March 2014 - 6:00am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

He's been a football fanatic ever since he can remember and while he's lately been playing a lot of celebrity matches with fellow footie enthusiasts like Abhishek Bachchan and Raj Kundra, Ranbir Kapoor's mean dribbling skills suggest he could have even considered a career in the sport. But now we think the filmstar has made up his mind to do the second best thing - he's likely to bid for the Pune franchise in the Indian Super League Football Championship which kicks off in September this year. It's a pretty expensive proposition - the base price bid for a 10 year contract is around Rs 120 crore - and there are two more bidders in the fray.

Since the idea is to promote the sport rather than think of it as a business, the bidders are required to submit a project report of their plans to boost football as a sport, which aparently should include an academy, school and community development. Given that they share genuine interest in the sport and we wouldn't be surprised if his football buddies also pooled in with him to pick up a football franchise. At the very least, Raj Kundra could offer Ranbir lots of handy advice about what not to do when bidding for IPL style leagues.

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