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'No harm in SRK watching cricket matches'

November 21, 2007 17:24 IST

Former Indian captain Kapil Dev [Images] defended Shah Rukh Khan's [Images] presence at cricket matches, saying that the association of a celebrity like him would popularise the game.

He added that Shah Rukh was a cricket fan and watched the fifth ODI between India and Pakistan because of his sheer craze for the sport.

The cricket legend came in defence of SRK [Images], when the latter announced that he will never watch cricket matches in stadiums because of the comments made by some BCCI officials.

SRK: I will not watch a cricket match in future

"Like any other cricket buff, Shah Rukh took time off to watch a match, and there's nothing wrong with that. If the Prime Minister of India comes to watch a match, it's a great thing for cricket," he said. "Shah Rukh is known for his movies, and if he has a chat on his film, I don't think it's wrong."

Kapil said that a star like Shah Rukh did not need to use a cricket match to publicise his film. "Shah Rukh is already a popular personality through his films. Does he need cricket to popularise himself and his work?"

On a lighter note, Kapil Dev talked about his favourite film actors. "Dev Anand [Images] was my childhood hero," he said. "In my younger days, I liked Amitabh Bachchan [Images] and Dharmendra [Images]. Now I like Hrithik Roshan [Images] and Shah Rukh."

Kapil, however, refused to list his favourite heroines. "Yeh nahin bataoonga, aapko bura lagega (I will not tell that, you may feel bad)," he concluded.

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