Actress Taapsee Pannu has quickly climbed the ladder of success in Bollywood and churned out one hit after the another. Basking on the glory of the success of her recently released flick Manmarziyaan, Taapsee is all geared up to take the next bold step in her career.
If you thought the actress can only make exceptional choices when it comes to cinema, you are highly mistaken. Taapsee, who is a sports fanatic, has recently announced that she has bought a franchise in the Premier Badminton League (PBL). The franchise will represent Pune in the forthcoming PBL season and will be called Pune 7 Aces. Taapsee will co-own the team with the management firm, KRI.
“As a child, I liked to play different type of sport and I grew up to be an ardent sports fan, I have been watching all sports tournament religiously, especially badminton. This is one sport, which we can call family sport of India. And I was ready to take my love for badminton to another level. This was something that was in my mind since past few days,” Taapsee said to NDTV.
The fifth season of PBL will kick off in Mumbai on December 22 and will continue till January 13 next year.
Among other Bollywood actors who own a sports team are Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham and Preity Zinta.