After Twenty20 Cricket and Mixed-Martial Arts a Bollywood celeb has now begun the process of bringing another hugely popular global spectator sport to India.
Reports say 'Madras Cafe' star John Abraham, a self-confessed motorcycle "fanatic", is set to invest in a British Moto GP team.
The actor is said to be in "advanced talks" finalize the £10 million deal with the team which races in the Moto 2 class for bikes with a top engine capacity of 600 cc.
Whilst Abraham has been known to own numerous bikes - the actor is a brand ambassador for Yamaha India and owns a superfast Yamaha R1 - and race bikes regularly at tracks around the world his involvement with Moto GP will be that of a financial backer.
Reports say that the actor also hopes to bring races to India, a move that will doubtless thrill the millions of motorcycling enthusiasts in the country who include Abraham's Bollywood chum Shahid Kapoor and of course, Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS