By Hindustan Times
Bat-and-ball is no more the coolest game for Bollywood to endorse. Once known to associate themselves only with cricket, biggies in the film industry are now in a bid to be seen getting involved in other sports — whether in stands, through campaigns to encourage these, or by setting up special institutes.
Actor Shah Rukh Khan, for instance, says he wants to promote football; top league actors such as Katrina Kaif and Nargis Fakhri recently performed at the Hockey India League, and Aamir Khan and Deepika Padukone are set to be the faces of the Indian Badminton League.
“We are the only nation of such a size without a good football team,” said SRK recently, expressing his desire to open a football academy. Actor Shilpa Shetty is also kic