Tamil film stars are queuing up to become brand ambassador of the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team, an official with the team said on Monday. The team’s brand ambassador actress Nayantara was sacked by the team owners for failing to appear for the shooting of a promotional video on Tuesday.
Among those who have offered their services are upcoming actor Arya and superstar Rajnikanth’s daughter Saundarya, team’s spokesman Gurunath Meiyappan told reporters here. “We are discussing deals with the other stars as well,” Meiyappan added. While Arya will perform daredevil stunts during the forthcoming matches involving CSK, the offer by Saundarya has been kept secret. During Wednesday’s match, film stars Vijay, ace drummer Shiva Mani, singers Hariharan, Naresh Iyer and radio-jockey Suchi regaled the sell-out crowd. For Vijay, the IPL deal is a windfall since the cricket publicity would aid his forthcoming May 3 release “Kuruvi” produced by Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi’s grandson Udayanidhi Stalin.