Mumbai, Aug. 21 -- A self-confessed football fan, Ranbir Kapoor makes it a point to stay up to date with the happenings in the sport. In April this year, the actor took his interest in the sport a step further when he invested in a football team in the upcoming Indian Super League, which begins this September.
But Ranbir doesn't see this new role as a task. "Football is not work. It has been a passion for me, even before movies happened. I've always been playing football - whether I was in my tuition class or in school. Even right now, if I was talking on the phone, I would be kicking a football," says Ranbir, adding that he doesn't treat "movies as work either". He adds, "I've realised that, in life, you might as well do what you love. Nothing should seem like work."
So will he be attending all the football matches as part of the league? "I'll try to, but I'm also going to be busy with my film schedules. I'll definitely attend all my team's games," says the 31-year-old, who is visibly thrilled about this new association.
"It's very exciting to suddenly be the owner of a team; attend meetings about domestic players, international players, marquee players; choose your team philosophy and the logo. I find all this very exciting. Hopefully, we will put together a good team," explains Ranbir.
Ask him what his expectations from the team are, and he says, "We're all striving to make a team that Mumbai can call its own; a team that the city can connect with. More than my team, it should be everybody's team."