Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi today said he is very interested in investing in tech startups like other celebrities Hrithik Roshan, Kunal Kapoor and Yuvraj Sing have done.
“I would love to make investments in any new idea. I am all for making investments in startups just like other celebrities Hrithik and Yuvraj Singh have been doing” he told PTI at Spartan Poker’s first edition of India Poker Championship Awards 2017 in New Delhi.
“I am a technology geek and would like to invest in IT-related venture”, said Emraan replying to a query. Apart from his interest in business, Hashmi is also keen on doing social service by taking up the task of spreading awareness about cancer.
Hashmi, whose 7-year-old son Ayaan was diagnosed with first-stage cancer in 2014, said that under ‘1 Small Step For Cancer’ campaign, which was launched on September 6, as much as Rs 30 million have been raised in three days.
He has tied up with an NGO to raise Rs.1 crore funds, which will be used for those who come from low income groups. “The campaign aims too create Rs one crore fund for 3,000 kids suffering from cancer around the country,” he said.
This news was reported by MoneyControl.
In lat couple of years lot celebrities from various fields like bollywood and sports are actively investing in tech startups in India.
Last year in March, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has invested in Bangalore-based IoT startup Smartron India>, and has also become the brand ambassador of the company while Yuvraj Singh, through his YouWeCan Ventures, has already invested in dozen of startups.
Hrithik Roshan, on other hand, has picked up equity stake in Bengaluru-based fitness startup CureFit and designed a signature workout HRX workout for its gym center Cult.