Cine stars Aamir, Deepika, Akshay add spice to IPTL

New Delhi, Dec 8 (PTI) Bollywood made its presence felt in the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) on Monday with Aamir Khan, Deepika Padukone and Askhay Kumar playing an exhibition match with greats of the game here.

The crowd at the Indoor Gandhi Stadium had come to watch Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic take on each other but they did not mind a splash of Bollywood before the start of the match between Indian Aces and UAE Royals.

The fun time on court began with Aamir and Federer on one side of the court while laughing at the other end was Sania Mirza and world number one Novak Djokovic. Djokovic’s coach Boris Becker too enjoyed the show.

Aamir got the maximum time on court with the sport’s biggies. Padukone, Akshay and Ritesh Deshmukh joined the party later, and not to forget the original little master Sunil Gavaskar, who was around all three days as the co-owner of Indian Aces.

The other celebrities who turned up included Mohammad Azharuddin and Lara Dutta, actress wife of IPTL founder Mahesh Bhupathi.