Shahrukh, Juhi Chawla to build a cricket stadium
Shahrukh Khan and Juhi Chawla are thick friends. Now the duo has decided to take up an ambitious project. Juhi Chawla with her husband Jai Mehta has joined hands with actor and Kolkata Knight Riders owner Shahrukh Khan to build up a cricket stadium in Porbandar, Gujrat.
The existing ground is named Duleep cricket ground. The new stadium will be named after Jai Mehta’s grandfather Nanji Kalidas Mehta. Porbandar is selected for the cricket ground because it is the birth place of Mahatma Gandhi and in addition Jai hails from Porbandar and he has some business interest around the place. The stadium will benefit KKR also, it will be a training camp for them.
Says a source, “The local district cricket association and Mehta Sports Private Limited recently inked a deal to build the Nanji Kalidas Mehta stadium at a cost of almost Rs 10 crore.”
Adds the source, “They have decided on a three-tiered approach. First they plan to make at least 12 pitches, then the dressing rooms and finally the stands. UK-based David Hemstock Associates will develop the outfield and dressing rooms.”