The IPL opening night promises to be a Bollywood extravaganza as Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Amitabh Bachchan have been zeroed in as guest performers.
Last year it was Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif who enthralled Chennai at the IPL opening night. This year its SRK's arch rival Salman Khan who will be entertaining the audience on the big evening. Priyanka Chopra will give Salman company as she too will dance on her popular numbers.
IPL authorities revealed, "The fifth edition of the iconic competition will not only promise unprecedented action and on-field entertainment, but will also launch an evening of glitz and glamour as international stars take to the stage on the eve of the first match. The curtain will open at the YMCA College of Physical Education Nandanam in Chennai on 3rd April 2012 to a galaxy of star performances.
Shri Amitabh Bachchan in his true inimitable style will usher in a sizzling new season of the world's hottest cricket league, whilst former Miss World and die hard cricket fan, Priyanka Chopra and dancing sensation Prabhudheva, will set the stage alight with dynamic performances.
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan will do what he does best in turning heads and setting pulses racing, leaving the audience asking for more. The Chennai heat is set to sizzle more with performances by International musicians & Colonial Cousins, back together with Once Again!
All nine team captains of the IPL teams will be present. Amitabh Bachchan tweeted, "IPL Opening extravaganza in Chennai and yours truly is a small part of it ...nervous as hell..a small appearance for the show .. April 3rd is the day for the opening. Preparing for it already .. getting back into the grind."
Priyanka Chopra too tweeted, "Ok so what act do u guys suggest I do for the IPL opening ceremony.. Should be so fun!"IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla is delighted to welcome stars, cricketers, fans and connoisseurs to the latest season of IPL.
"With four highly successful seasons behind us, we hope to raise the standards of the competition even higher, as we look forward to celebrating DLF IPL 2012 with much fanfare, starting with Opening Nite," said Shukla."The Opening Nite will also feature performance from a Leading International artist who will be announced soon.