Hyderabad: Perhaps inspired by Bollywood
stars who own IPL teams, young Telugu hero Ram Charan, son of
actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi, has bought a polo team.
It is not a commercial venture though, he says, but a
means to pursue his passion – horse riding.
Charan is supported in this endeavour by Upasana Kamineni
who he is going to marry.
Upasana – grand-daughter of Apollo Hospitals head
Pratap C Reddy – is interested in polo, Charan said to reporters in Hyderabad.
Charan, who has blockbusters like Magadheera and
Chiruta under his belt, introduced the four-member Polo team
and unveiled its logo today. It would participate in
tournaments in Hyderabad and elsewhere.
“Upasana is supporting me. P C Reddy has been in racing
“This is not like IPL cricket. You have money in IPL.
On the contrary, you lose money here,” he said, replying to a
Saying that horse-riding sharpens the mind, Charan said
that school children should be encouraged to take up the
Talking about personal life, he said engagement to
Upasana was likely to take place during this year.
Upasana’s forefathers were rulers of Domakonda Samsthan
in Nizamabad district and one of the ceremonies was likely to
take place in the ancient fort in the village, Charan said.