Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, his wife Anjali, south Indian film stars Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna and industrialist Nimmagadda Prasad visited hill-shrine Tirumala Tirupati on Tuesday, even as unconfirmed news suggested that the little group of VIPs is here to ink a business deal and take blessings of Lord Balaji for the endeavour.
Sachin, his wife Anjali and the film stars came by air to Tirupati Airport and later they moved to the Tirumala Sri Krishna Rest house. The visiting stars were received by TTD deputy Executive Officer Sri Harinadh. The team will have break darshan of Lord Venkateshwara on Wednesday morning.
There has been unconfirmed news that Tendulkar is looking for new partners for the Kerala Blasters FC team in which the little master has 40% stake. The names of Megastar Chiranjeevi and Nagarjuna were doing rounds as probable investors for the Kerala Blasters team, which is awaiting a revival and relaunch.
According to reliable sources, the current visit to Tirumala Tirupati temple by the team is to take blessings of Lord Balaji and to finalize the business partnership. The god of cricket and the megastars of the Telugu film industry are expected to make the announcement on the partnership soon.
Tendulkar and PVP Ventures bought the Kerala franchise in 2014. However, financial issues with PVP ventures had troubled the team’s future and the franchise was scouting for new investors.