Rani, Bipasha to do Shah Rukh's IPL music video

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By Subhash K. Jha

Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has roped in Rani Mukherjee and Bipasha Basu to participate in his music video for his Kolkata Knight Riders.

Shah Rukh had bought the Kolkata franchise of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for $85 million last month. The Twenty20 competition of the IPL begins April 18.

Preity Zinta who owns the Mohali franchise of the IPL has apparently no intention of competing with Shah Rukh as far as star line up in the IPL music video is concerned.

A source close to Preity Zinta, who's currently in London, set aside the rumours that she intends to get Sunny and Bobby Deol and their dad Dharmendra to do a music video for the Mohali team.

"The playing field when the matches start in April will be filled with star-cricketers. That takes care of the glam-element," said the source.

"As for the music video we feel it should represent the earthy feel of Punjab and Chandigarh. Hence the robust song that Preity and Ness have recorded for their team, as opposed to the poetic lyrical mood of Kolkata and Shah Rukh's team.

"We feel we can't capture the flamboyant and vigorous flavour if we bring film stars into the video. Preity wants the video to be very Punjabi. That's why she got Daler Mehndi to sing their theme song," the source said.

Shah Rukh Khan and Vijay Mallya on the other hand seem to believe star-line up to be the best way to attract big crowds to their cricket matches.

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