Shilpa Shetty has taken yet another intelligent decision by buying a minority stake in the Rajasthan Royals franchise of the Indian Premier League (IPL). I can say with confidence that her money would be very safe and will grow manifold as the Royals will march on to their second title this season.
It is so nice to think that someone like Shilpa Shetty will be donning the Royals blue colour during all the matches and will also be the brand ambassador of the team.
At least, people like Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta will take a lesson from the gorgeous lady as they had virtually wasted their money the last time by putting it on stupid teams like Punjab and Kolkata. The stake cost Shetty and her boyfriend Rs.75 crores for 11% say in the team.
The original franchise was bought last year by Emerging Media Pvt. Ltd. for $67m, an investment which gave them huge profits after the team won the inaugural IPL. Though the players were ruthless, I think even the hot cheerleaders were also a reason for the winning streak.
Meanwhile, Shilpa seems to be flush with money these days as before buying the stake in the Royals, she recently gifted an Audi A6 along with a diamond set to her younger sister Shamita, on her 29th birthday. Guess, the Celebrity Big Brother win has proved to be very profitable even though the lady is not doing any Bollywood movies.
The amount of international fame she got after the 2006 reality show fiasco was enormous.