On Day 25 of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi, Kannada superstar and Bengaluru's favourite actor, Puneeth Rajkumar recited the National Anthem on the first day of the Bengaluru leg at the Kanteerva Indoor Stadium. 

Puneeth, who has always showed his support to sports in Bengaluru, was extremely appreciative of the efforts of Star Sports to uplift the sport of kabaddi. He also expressed his hope of similar efforts to encourage other Indian sports to be successful.