IPL 2013 Opening Ceremony: Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone and Pitbull to perform tonight!

Tue, April 2, 2013 12:19pm UTC by 35 Comments
IPL 2013 Opening Ceremony: Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone and Pitbull to perform tonight!

Shahrukh Khan, whose Red Chillies Entertainment has organised the IPL 6 opening event tonight, says the show will be fantastic

Promising a spectacular Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 opening ceremony in Kolkata on April 2, Bollywood megastar and Kolkata Knight Riders team owner Shahrukh Khan said it would be an unprecedented experience for the country. “The Pepsi IPL 2013 opening night will be a spectacular ceremony, the likes of which India has never seen before,” Shahrukh said in an interview to the tournament’s official website Iplt20.com.

The Bollywood Baadshah said he would perform some of his songs at the nearly two-hour show to be staged at the Salt Lake stadium. “I will be performing to some of my songs. Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone, two of my co-stars, will also be there. Pitbull, the international rapper, will thrill the audiences”.

Shahrukh said IPL and Hindi mainstream cinema have various common qualities – “Excitement, suspense, tension, joy, heartbreak, and action”.

Come Tuesday, the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata will resonate with Rabindra Sangeet and Pitbull’s rap as a medley of dancers will enthral over a hundred thousand spectators at the inaugural ceremony of the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Apart from performances by SRK, Katrina and Deepika, the spectacle will flag-off with a dance sequence by 300-odd high school and college students of the eastern metropolis. The dance sequence will begin with Tagore’s Aguner poroshmani playing in the background as the teeny-boppers take to the arena in ‘Om’ formation, holding aloft torches.

Payel Bhor and her co-dancer Krittika Ghosh from Konnagar in Hooghly district have been rehearsing for eight hours a day with other members of their troupe since March 22 to prepare for the ceremony, put together by Mumbai’s event management company Cineyug in collaboration with Red Chillies Entertainment (RCE). The SRK-owned RCE holds a 50 percent stake in Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

Choreographed by Santosh Shetty, the torch dance sequence will be followed by a carnival where the children will showcase western steps in a variety of formations with props like tassels, flags, pom-poms and umbrellas. The jamboree will also see a cavalcade of flying drummers from Europe and stilt workers.

For the cricketing part, captains of the nine participating teams will sign the ICC spirit of cricket pledge “Play hard, play fair” following which defending champions KKR captain Gautam Gambhir will put the trophy back into play.

SRK, Deepika and Katrina will take to the stage towards the end of the show while Pitbull will rap twice during the ceremony tonight at 7pm.

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  • Asish

    Why is this UGLY shameless Katrina here ???
    She can’t even entertain people….

  • piyush

    why dis shamless prostitute deepika is there.i guess she will find new guy thr and after sumtym she wil be thrown out like before.
    I dont lyk dis chapu,ugly zero size deepika.

  • faimat

    I also want to be the part of this spectacular moment. ca

  • faimat

    I also want to be the part of this spectacular moment. ca

  • simran chand

    I hope they three perform very well in tonoght ceremony of IPL 6 openinig!Best of luck!!!!!!!!!!

    • Aamir

      hmmmm…. hope so… :)

  • Deepak kartik

    I Hope They Very Well Perform Tonight IPL 6 Openining Ceremony.

    Wish Very Best Of Luck.

    Thanks

  • Prabhakar

    Bolloywood actress, they are definately performing well tonight… and also looking for Chris Gayle should to dance tonight……………..

  • chirag

    BEST OF LUCK SHAH RUKH KHAN,KATRINA KAIF & DEEPIKA PADUKONE FOR YOUR PERFORM TONIGHT & EVERY TIME YOUR WORK….

    • deepka

      bed luck

  • conception

    Best of luck to SRK, DEEPIKA,PITBULL on IPL 2013 Opening ceremony.

  • AVIJIT BANERJEE

    IN THIS YEAR WE WILL WIN AGAIN …….OOOO TOO MUCH ENERGETIC KOLKATA HOLE PEOPLE WILL WAIT FOR AGAIN THE IPL 2013 CUP….ARE JITOBO VAI AMARAI JITBO ……KORBO LORBO JITBO…..FULL MOSTI KORBO DADA SRK ….EBAR AGAIN ABAR CUP CHINIYE NEBO ….ABAR KOLKATA TE MATCH SURU TAHOLE SES OBDHI EI KOLKATA WIN HOBE …..JITBO AMRAI ….FULL ENERGY DIYE KHELTE HOBE ……WE WILL WAIT FOR IPL 2013 CUP AGAIN WILL COME IN EDEN GARDEN ….SRK IS MY KOLKATA ICON AR AMADER DIDI MAMATA BANERJEE AGAIN WILL TAKE IN THIS YEAR CUP ….IT IS ONLY POSSIBLE ONLY FOR KOLKATA AGAIN ….JITBO VAI JITBO ABAR JITBO

    • jay prakash

      its too hot sir…………

  • sunil

    so nice ipl

  • giya

    deepika looks stunning love u and hate katrina

    • janani

      Katrina looks so gorgeous than deepika

      • janani

        CSK going to be win this ipl 2013….love u csk…..

      • rishi

        deepika look so gorgeous than KATrina

  • MD GOALM MOSTAFA

    BEST OF LUCK SHAH RUKH KHAN,KATRINA KAIF & DEEPIKA PADUKONE FOR YOUR PERFORM TONIGHT.WE WILL WAIT FOR IPL 2013 CUP AGAIN WILL COME IN EDEN GARDEN.I Hope They Very Well Perform Tonight IPL 6 Openining Ceremony.

    Wish Very Best Of Luck.

  • c.l.meena

    Black money ka ghatiya game

  • c.l.meena

    jo paisa garibo ke development ke kaam aana chahiye wo paisa rich people ke game ki sobha bn rha hai………plzzzzzz stop IPL

  • sujit

    Fantastic opening ceremony of IPL 2013. Thanks to Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif & Deepika Padukone for your well perform.

  • Ghai

    BEST OF LUCK SHAH RUKH KHAN,KATRINA KAIF & DEEPIKA PADUKONE FOR YOUR PERFORM TONIGHT.WE WILL WAIT FOR IPL 2013 CUP AGAIN WILL COME IN EDEN GARDEN.I Hope They Very Well Perform Tonight IPL 6 Openining Ceremony.
    Wish Very Best Of Luck.
    Ghai electronics

  • RANJIT

    IPL 2013 VERY INJOY

  • Lo

    BEST OF LUCK SHAH RUKH KHAN,KATRINA KAIF & DEEPIKA PADUKONE FOR YOUR PERFORM TONIGHT.WE WILL WAIT FOR IPL 2013 CUP AGAIN WILL COME IN EDEN GARDEN.I Hope They Very Well Perform Tonight IPL 6 Openining Ceremony.
    Wish Very Best Of Luck.
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    • RUPESH JHA

      WEST OF LUCK SHAHRUKH,KATRINA & DEEPIKA ALSO KKR…YOU WIN AGAIN THE CUP……..

  • paresh

    like

    Best dance

  • Abu Sayed

    Shahrukh Khan team KKR will be Champion…

  • Zed

    Wasn’t katrina kaif sweating and glowing too much at the end.. I guess she was struggling wid the heat!

  • Ali

    God Give Katrina in Lattery to Indian Film Indautry.
    Good Dance But why Katrina make Black in short time in INdia

  • prabhat

    very injoy ipl 2013

  • gautam dwivedi

    cricket ka mahamaja ipl 2013

  • jahir

    Katrina and deepi…. So sweet … But I miss u sallu ..

    • md sufiyan

      yea i really miss sallu bhai

  • avneesh

    srk and katrina and deepka its awosme


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