Mumbai, Mar 25: Bollywood stars Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif will be performing at the Opening Ceremony of the sixth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 6), the organisers announced.
"The Pepsi IPL 2013 Opening ceremony, to be held at 7:30 pm (IST) on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata, one of the biggest football arenas in Asia, will feature flying drummers, Chinese percussionists, awesome fireworks, and some of the biggest film-stars in the country, including Shah Rukh Khan, the country's foremost Superstar," IPL organisers said on Sunday (March 24).
Shah Rukh Khan, the co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders will be performing at the opening ceremony, alongside star Katrina Kaif, who will be performing in Kolkata for the first time.
The organisers, Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd have also roped in Pitbull, the International rapper.
"SRK (Shah Rukh Khan) loves the city of joy and he is already very excited to perform there. Katrina will be performing there for the first time. When Pitbull was told that he is being invited to perform at the opening ceremony of the Pepsi IPL 2013, and SRK would also be performing as well, he agreed to come within minutes," a source was quoted as saying by IPL website.
"The Opening Ceremony of the Pepsi IPL 2013 will be as outstanding as the cricket that we will witness over the subsequent seven weeks. We are in for a spectacular commencement to what promises to be a memorable tournament," Rajeev Shukla, Chairman, IPL, said.
IPL 6 will be held from April 3 to May 26.
The first match of the tournament will feature Kolkata Knight Riders, the defending champions, and Delhi Daredevils, at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Nine teams will battle it out in a total of 76 matches, over a period of seven weeks.