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Abhishek Bachchan says his next project is his football team, Chennaiyin FC

The Bollywood star talks about his love for Dubai and reveals who his favourite co-star is as we catch up with him at the Masala Awards in Dubai.
The actor Abhishek Bachchan at the Masala Awards in the Madinat Arena in Dubai. Jeff Topping for The National
The actor Abhishek Bachchan at the Masala Awards in the Madinat Arena in Dubai. Jeff Topping for The National
You can't seem to keep away from Dubai.

I have a lot of fond memories of the city, we shot here for Happy New Year, and even had the beautiful premiere for the film in Dubai. I have a lot of memories attached to the city, I've been coming here since I was a child, since I also have a lot of family here. In fact, Farah [Khan] and I were driving to the event and discussing where all we had shot - every nook and cranny has a memory attached to it.

When will we get to see you and your wife Aishwarya on the big screen again?

We get asked this question a lot and honestly I would love to, since she is my favourite co-star, but it has to be a film we both creatively approve of. So as soon as something like that comes across, we would love to.

You recently ventured into sports. Why the move?

Sport is something I am very passionate about, and I always wanted to contribute to an Indian sport such as kabaddi. We had the inaugural season in August and, by the grace of God, my team, the Jaipur Pink Panthers, won.

What are you working on next?

I am working on my football team, which is in the ISL, Chennaiyin FC, which will keep me busy till the end of the year, after which I will resume shooting for my film All Is Well opposite Asin.

We heard rumours that there might be a sequel to Happy New Year. Are they true?

(Laughs, turns to Farah Khan and asks her the question).

Farah Khan: He is the one spreading the rumours.

Abhishek Bachchan: We are trying to bully her into it!

Updated: November 29, 2014 04:00 AM

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