Rain, Rain go to Spain, Because IPL is here again!! Many seated in the audience may have been saying this in their hearts when Nature tried to play spoilsport during the opening ceremony of the Indian Premiere League. However, owed to the high spirits of the audience and performers alike, the IPL opening ceremony took off with a blast.
The IPL opening ceremony started about one and a half hours after the allotted time. The moment the event started, thirty thousand audiences applauded and cheered, proving their support for the two month long cricket tournament.
The opening ceremony had a high dose of Bollywood glitz and glamour. Shahid Kapoor, Pritam, Saif Ali Khan, Farhan Akhtar all were present at the venue to entertain the audiences and set the mood for the opening match.
Two performances drew the biggest applause from the audience. One was the performance of the handsome hunk Hrithik Roshan to “Ek pal ka jeena” from his film Kaho Naa Pyaar Hain. The actor in his forties proved yet again why he is the heartthrob of millions. Well choreographed dance steps and his moves made the audience fall in love again with the hottest dude of Tinsel town.
The other performance which received similar applause was the one by Anushka Sharma. And as was expected, the moment she came on stage, the audience could be heard shouting out “Virat, Virat”.
The bad weather however was the reason for the cancellation of the laser show which was scheduled for the opening ceremony. About half an hour of the program was also cut so as to complete the show quickly due to the fluctuations in the weather.
With IPL kick starting with such pomp and show, we can all hope that the two month long tournament will give us enough moments of thrills and excitement.