Cricket and Bollywood have always been interrelated with each other. Both have millions of fans across the world. Indian Premier League (IPL), the annual cricketing league has always been popular among the people. Lots of Bollywood celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta have been associated with this cash reached league for the past few years now. The 9th edition of this star studded league is scheduled to start from April 9 and a day before the action, a lavishing opening ceremony will be organized in which number of Bollywood celebrities like Ranveer Singh, Katrina Kaif and Jacqueline Fernandez will perform on the night to kick start the extravaganza.
This lavishing opening ceremony is scheduled to be taken place at the National Soprts Club of India (NSCI), Worli, and Mumbai on 8th April from 7 pm onward. Apart from these B-Town’s iconic superstars, BCCI have also invited the foreign artists such as American singer Chris Brown and musical group Major Lazer.
According to the officials of the BCCI, they want to give tribute to Cricket and the spirit of the game. That is the reason to bring in these popular celebrities from Bollywood and Hollywood in one stage. Popular rapper and singer Yo Yo Honey Singh has also confirmed his presence on this gal night that will surely be the night which anyone doesn’t want to miss.
Ranveer Singh, who is currently busy for the shooting of his next Befikre, is very excited about his performance. He said that he always loves cricket and to perform in the presence of these legendary cricketers would be an honour for him. He has promised to heat up the stage with his power packed performance along with the American stars.
Shah Rukh Khan, who is the owner of IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders, had also performed in last year’s opening ceremony but this year he will miss the event due to his packed up schedule.
IPL 9 is a two month long glittering Cricket fair which will kick off from April 9 and the final will be played on 29th May 2016 in Mumbai.