Kolkata, Mar 13 (): The sixth season of Indian Premier League (IPL) kick starts on April 2 at the Salt Lake stadium in Kolkata. Shahrukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment is organizing the opening ceremony, while Bollywood stars Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra will perform in the ceremony.
Sports Minister Madan Mitra confirmed to the reporters that the opening ceremony would be organised by the Kolkata Knight Riders’ owner Shahrukh Khan’s firm Red Chillies Entertainment. He also added that there is no problem in organizing the opening ceremony at Salt Lake stadium as no matches are scheduled before and after the programme.
Kolkata Knight Riders will host the opening ceremony of IPL6 as they were the winners last year.
IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla said that they were delighted to have tied up with Shahrukh Khan’s production company Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd, which had proven track record of organising and executing events on a grand scale.
Rajeev assured that the opening ceremony of the Pepsi IPL 2013 would be one of the most spectacular events ever witnessed, in keeping with what will follow in the tournament itself, over the following seven weeks. He also informed Bollywood top notch actresses Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra have agreed to shake a leg for Shahrukh Khan.
IPL Chairman has given only few details about the opening ceremony, further details relating to the extravaganza will be announced over the next few days.
Co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders Juhi Chawla was quoted as saying in a telegraph, “As of last night, its Jennifer Lopez…apart from her, we have our superstars…one to ghar ka jo hai, unko to dance karayenge hi (superstar in question: Shah Rukh Khan). Deepika (Padukone) and Katrina (Kaif) will also be there.”
The Pepsi IPL 2013 will be played in major cities across the country from April 2 to May 26.