Pune: Indian Super League side FC Pune City on Sunday signed Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor as their new brand ambassador for the inaugural season of the ISL.
Co-owner of FC Pune City and Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan announced this here ahead of the team's first home encounter against FC Goa at the Balewadi Stadium today.
Addressing a press conference alongside Hrithik and Arjun, Gaurav Modwel, CEO of FC Pune City said, "In the formative years of FC Pune City, we want to be associated with people who share a common passion for sport and football. With our tie-up with ACF Fiorentina, our partnership with Hrithik Roshan as co-owner, and our current signing up of Arjun Kapoor as our brand ambassador, we are a formidable force.
"We are today a strong group of young and passionate football lovers who will not only expand the reach of FC Pune City to the masses but also be a part of the Club's extended think tank," he said.
Hrithik said, "We are proud to have to have Arjun Kapoor as FC Pune City's brand ambassador. I have known him for a long time and ever since I remember, football has been an integral part of his life. Arjun embodies dynamism, grit and an unbridled energy -- those elements that form the core of FC Pune City.
"This coupled with his love for the sport, made him an obvious choice as a brand ambassador for the Club. I would like to thank Mr. Kapil Wadhawan for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful Club," said Hrithik.
"It is going to be a pleasure for me to watch the first home game of my team, FC Pune City alongside Gaurav Modwel and Arjun Kapoor."
Arjun said, "The enthusiasm and interest in the sport is what drives me to be a part of this mega league. Football has always been very dear to me and I have grown up playing and following football. So, it was natural for me to take the first opportunity to associate with a promising football club in the Indian Super League, more so if it represents India's youth capital Pune."