Last nine years, Bollywood stars like Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan (the owner of Kolkata Knight Riders) and Priyanka Chopra mesmerized fans across the world during the opening ceremonies of IPL.
But, this year in season 10th, it has changed and turns for the upcoming crop stars like Tiger Shroff, Parineeti Chopra, and Shraddha Kapoor to fire on the stage during the separate opening ceremonies across the eight host cities.
On Monday, IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla said to ‘Cricketnext’ that there will be eight separate opening ceremonies and will perform the Bollywood latest crop stars like Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Kolkata, Gujarat, Bengaluru, and Indore.
Apart from crop stars Tiger, Shraddha, and Parineeti, like Amy Jackson and Riteish Deshmukh are also likely to perform opening ceremonies. Amy is ready to perform in defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad and Riteish will perform for the fans of Pune Rising Supergiant.
IPL head of events committee of the Delhi and District Cricket Association, Ravinder Manchanda said to Cricketnext that Parineeti will perform at Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium on the opening day of Delhi Daredevils on April 15 against Kings XI Punjab.
Manchanda said “We are proud that we will have Parineeti performing in the opening ceremony at Kotla. She hails from Ambala, as a result she will have a connect with both the Delhi and the Punjab fans.”
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“We are excited that she will put up a great show. We will also have other performances like cultural shows and relive DD’s best moment in the IPL over the last nine editions.”
Cricket Association of Bengal official said that Monali Thakur and Shraddha will be encouraging the KKR. He said, “With Shah Rukh Khan, you never know if he will be part of an impromptu jig if he is present at the Eden Gardens.”
“But as of now, Shraddha and Monali have confirmed their participation. We are very excited and hope to put on a great show.”
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Saurashtra Cricket Association official said that acrobatic Tiger will perform for the fans in Rajkot. “We will have the super talented Tiger performing at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium. Apart from him, we will also have Sachin-Jigar and the Ram-Leela fame singer Bhoomi Trivedi. It should be a fascinating night and one that all will remember.”