May 21, 2009 2:47:38 PM IST Abid, Bollywood Trade News Network
PREITY ZINTA & SHILPA SHETTY
The date 20th May will go down as one of the worse for the glamorous Bollywood owners of the two most happening franchisees of the Indian Premier League, going on in South Africa. The franchisees in question were the Rajasthan Royals, owned by the beautiful Shilpa Shetty and Kings XI Punjab, whose owner is the pretty and perky, Preity Zinta.
Cricket lovers and fans across the world who were following these matches were in for a shock as both the teams bowed out of the contest by losing their respective matches yesterday, without even putting up a fight. The worst off is Shilpa Shetty here as her team Rajasthan Royals (who were the champions last year), is out of the semi-final race. Preity Zinta's team has very slight hopes of a semi-final berth. And that will depend on how other teams perform. Preity's team too had a good IPL last year as it had reached the semi-finals. So, on the whole the second season of IPL has proved to be a lackluster one for Bollywood owners, much similar to the box-office fate of the films, this year.
The only silver lining in the clouds yesterday (20th May) was the win by Shah Rukh Khan's team, Kolkata Knight Riders over Shilpa Shetty's Rajasthan Royals. But even that was not much to cheer about as Shah Rukh's team is already out of semi-final due to the bad patch which ended with last two successive wins. The only good thing was that the KKR team salvaged its pride with the two wins.
Here's hoping for a great comeback for all the Bollywood owners at IPL next season.