Shahrukh Khan (centre) wants to return the favour to Deepika Padukone (not in picture) who cheered for his side Kolkata Knight Riders in the inaugural match on April 3 © PTI

Kolkata: Apr 4, 2013

With actor Deepika Padukone cheering for Shahrukh Khan owned KKR in the inaugural match, the King Khan today promised to egg on the Royal Challengers Bangalore in this IPL season when they are not up against KKR. Deepika is from Bangalore.

“It is really great to have Deepika with us. Yesterday she performed really well in the opening ceremony, after that she agreed to stay back and cheer for KKR. So I have decided that in this IPL season when RCB is not up against KKR, I will cheer for RCB along with Deepika,” said an elated Shahrukh.

With KKR registering a six wicket-win against Delhi Daredevils in the inaugural match of IPL season six, Kolkata today erupted in joy as KKR fans celebrated the victory by dancing the streets and cheering for the home team.

“It has been really wonderful. Kolkata has always been kind to KKR. We are looking forward to carry forward from here. We also try to give back. As the city has always been supportive to us, we also try to give back what we are best at and that is entertainment,” SRK said during the post match interaction.