Mumbai, July 27 -- Actors who've ventured into sports leagues have to strike a fine balance between their acting and entrepreneurial careers when their teams are playing. Ranbir Kapoor and John Abraham, who own teams in the football league that kicks off in September, have already started working on their film schedules to make free time for the days the matches are to be held.
While Ranbir co-owns the franchise of the Mumbai City FC, John co-owns the North East United FC. But, both have a busy timetable up ahead. A source close to the actors reveals, "This is the first time they have taken ownership of sports teams. On the other hand, they have multiple films lined up - either on the floor or about to start. They are both passionate sportsmen, and want to give their 100 per cent to the clubs, to galvanise their teams' performance on the field."
Their clubs are two among the eight that will face off in the premiere football league, and the actors have started work on rescheduling their shooting schedules in such a way that they will get to be present during the matches. "Both of them have turned producers, so a couple of projects in their long list of films are either home productions or co-productions. It should be easy to reschedule their time. They are confident about their teams and are doing their best in terms of investment for facilitating optimum training for them. They want to promote the game as much as possible," adds the source. We tried contacting both the actors, but despite repeated attempts, John and Ranbir remained unavailable for comment.