Ranbir Kapoor has been roped in to host Cricket Final Party Toh Banti Hai, which will be aired on a General Entertainment Channel just before the final IPL match is played on May 27. This will be the star’s first hosting gig for a television show though he has anchored awards in the past. Sources say that, apparently, the Brahmastra actor is being paid around a crore for his turn as a host. ALSO READ: Katrina Kaif, Ranbir Kapoor, Salman Khan to come together for the closing ceremony of IPL 2018?
The Kapoor scion shot for the promo yesterday. A source says that he was there for only two hours as he had to leave for a celebrity football match with Abhishek Bachchan! However, he will be shooting the entire segment on May 27. “He will be like the curator of the show who will shoot anchoring links. There will be various segments wherein Bollywood stars will appear to promote their films. Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Anil Kapoor will promote Race 3, while Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sonam K Ahuja will promote Veere Di Wedding. They have already shot their part for the show. On Saturday, Ranbir will introduce the various segments. The show will be deferred live,” informs a source.
Apparently, before Ranbir was roped in as the host, a few other film stars were in contention to host the event, but it made sense for the actor to anchor as his film Sanju is coming up next. “It is an ideal platform for him to promote his movie. Also, the biopic is distributed by the international studio, which also owns the network that is airing the IPL matches,” says another source.
Let's see how does this closing ceremony turn out to be. We really hope it's worth the wait. Until then, keep watching this space for more updates.
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