Kabaddi is one among the traditional sports of Tamilnadu which has been patronized by very many since long; likewise, Kamal Hassan who is an actor par excellence has been around in the industry since long! Hence it is very appropriate that Kamal has been appointed as the Brand Ambassador for Tamil Thalaivas , a forum formed to promote and patronize the traditional sport that is Kabaddi.
Telugu actors Ram Charan Teja, Allu Arjun were also present on the occasion when the official Jersey pertaining to the sport was launched. One other very important person who too graced the occasion was Sachin Tendulkar.
An audio visual that spoke at length though in a brief manner about the sport was aired which established its connectivity with the Tamil culture.
The Jersey launched were said to be of two kinds. One while playing on home ground and the other while playing outside the country. If one takes a closer look at the Jersey, it has 32 stars on it which denotes the 32 districts in the state of Tamilnadu. The colors of gold and blue are supposed to reflect the ideologies of the team which is a blend of strength and success besides confidence, positive attitude and precision!
Padma Bhushan Dr. Kamal Hassan holds the distinction of having been appointed as the brand ambassador of Tamil Thalaivas for the pro Kabaddi League, season 5.
The organizers placed their acknowledgement and appreciation for the star thanking him profusely for having been gracious enough to accept to walk the journey with the Tamil Thalaivas. Needless to mention, Kamal Hassan’s involvement was indeed a great source of motivation for the team to put up a great game in the league and his vast experience would stand to help them score better, it was pointed out!
‘As his love for sports is only too very evident not only through his movies but also through his personal life, he being unanimously selected as the brand ambassador was only appropriate given his contributions to the field of art which has in fact brought pride to the country!’ said Nimmagadda Prasad while speaking about Kamal Hassan.
He added further, ‘He is a fighter, a go-getter with a never say die attitude, which are the true qualities for a sportsman and we cannot think of anyone else better than him to act as the brand ambassador!’
In his address, Kamal Hassan said, ‘I am honored to associate myself with the sport of Kabaddi. I take personal pride in highlighting the profile of a sport developed by my ancestors thousands of years ago and has now crossed our National borders! I am really very happy to have been chosen as the Brand Ambassador for Tamil Thalaivas. I appeal to the players to fill your lungs with pride and cross the line to take the game across to global adulation!’
About the sport, Kabaddi is a sport which breathes and lives in the lives of the state of Tamilnadu. Originated in the ancient times, it is being regarded as a state sport since long! As the nomenclature of the team revolves around the flavor and culture of the state of Tamilnadu, it relevantly carries the name Tamil Thalaivas! Even the logo has been inspired from history that the sport carries!
Given the current scenario where Kamal Hassan is all set for a solid innings in very many avenues, all at the same time, it is but natural that he serves the team as its brand ambassador as it amounts to playing the sport of Kabaddi with Kamal himself!