Abhishek Bachchan seems to be riding high these days. From owning a Kabbaddi team; emerging as the season's winner of a football team at the Indian Super League; and his recently-released hugely successful film "Happy New Year" along with Shah Rukh Khan. Junior Bachchan has all the reasons to smile.
But, the actor, who is a sports lover, is planning to explore the sports field in the deep and has approached his mentor and "HNY" co-star SRK for some help.
During an interview with Absolute India, Bachchan was vocal about bringing a change in the Indian mindset about football. Bachchan believes that India has a lot of talented sportsmen who can perform well if given a bigger platform and greater opportunity. He further states that in coming years he wants to see an Indian football team competing at the World Cup.
"I want to be part of the football revolution in India. I want to be part of the clan that is making a difference with football in India." said Bachchan.
"The ultimate goal is have a team playing for India in the World Cup. That's not going to happen overnight. These things take time so that's why I got involved with ISL. To add to it, I love football and it's a great high to be able to work for the game. There is a huge amount of sporting talent in India and it is about time they are given their due. These leagues are only going to bring out even more (fresh) talent," Bachchan added.
The actor is also planning to own a sports company, and King Khan is believed to have provided Bachchan with the idea. In fact, SRK suggested to him to visit Venky Mysore, CEO, Kolkata Knight Riders and Red Chillies Entertainment, and master the tactics of managing a sports company.
Meanwhile, the duo's latest film "Happy New Year" has been on a roll, financially, at the box office. The film aso starring Deepika Padukone, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood and Vivaan Shah has broke many records.