The much awaited IPL Auction 2021 is going on in Chennai on Thursday and while Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan was missing from the incident, it was his son Aryan Khan who filled this high-pressure day. Aryan was photographed sitting next to KKR co-owner Juhi Chawla’s husband Jai Mehta. Juhi’s daughter Jahnavi was also present at KKR’s table. Both were a part of the briefing after the auction.
Aryan, Shahrukh’s eldest son, is a follower of KKR. He has been participating in KKR matches since the first season. Even in the UAE last season, he was seen in the stand with his father. But this will be the first time he will grace the auction table when he believes the pictures shared by the IPL from his official Twitter handle.
– IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 17 February, 2021
SRK’s children Aryan, Suhana and Abram and wife Gauri are often seen participating in IPL matches. Last season, which was held in the UAE, due to the coronavirus guidelines, Shah Rukh Khan and his family took a look at the bio bubble while participating in matches and supporting their team.
– IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) September 30, 2020
SRK also celebrated his 55th birthday in the UAE as it happened during the IPL season. The popular building Burj Khalifa was brilliantly lit in the honor of a Fan actor, making him the first Bollywood actor to be honored in this way.
In another photo, Bollywood actor Preity Zinta, co-owner of Punjab Kings, was also seen posing with her management team at the auction.
– Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) February 18, 2021
Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta have been part of the Indian Premier League since it first debuted in 2008. The upcoming season will be its 14th edition and will be held in India. A total of 292 players have been included in the IPL auction this year, while 164 of them are Indians and 125 foreigners.