The Tamil star has been in the news all week and now he has been announced as the brand ambassador for a pro kabbadi team.

Kamal Haasan is brand ambassador for ‘Tamil Thalaivas’ for Pro Kabbadi League Season 5. Tamil Thalaivas is owned by Sachin Tendulkar and entrepreneur Nimmagadda Prasad. Prasad said, “I have admired his ability to stay strong and stay grounded during life’s difficult times.”

Apparently, his Tamil poem on Twitter is related to him taking over as brand ambassador for the kabbadi team and not politics.

Kamal Haasan said in a statement, “I am honoured to associate myself strongly with the sport of Kabbadi. I take personal pride in highlighting the profile of a sport developed by my ancestors thousands of years ago. I am glad the team owners chose me. My dear Thalaivas fill your lungs with pride and cross the line to take the game across to international adulation.”

The Tamil Thalaivas team is being coached by K Baskaran. The team includes Amit Hooda (who was picked at a whopping Rs 63 lakh), Ajay Thakur and C Arun, a Tamil Nadu player.