As per the reports, Shahrukh Khan, the co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders, has proved what he promised to his fans. As per SRK's promise, the opening ceremony of the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) witnessed a grand and extravagant performance by Khan, Deepika Padukone, Pitbull and Katrina Kaif.
As per the reports, around 50,000 spectators were present at the brightly-lit Salt Lake stadium. The much-awaited show started with classical dancers serenading two giant lamps, and dancing in white, gold and red with diyas in hands. As more dancers joined in, Shahrukh's voice boomed Tagore's "Where the mind is without fear" in the background.
It was a dazzling ceremony combining Bollywood's glamour quotient and a medley of diverse cultures showcased by American rapper Pitbull and Tagore's compositions, that kick started the year's most-awaited event at Kolkata.
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The IPL 6 opening ceremony was held at Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata. Shahrukh Khan made a grand entrance to a track from Don in the much anticipated Bollywood showdown. He performed on his hit numbers like 'Chammak Challo', 'Koi Mil Gaya', 'Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhen', King Khan garnered maximum audience applause.
Youngsters in the audience crooned with Pitbull belting out hits like 'Hey Baby', 'Sexy and I know It' and 'International Love'.
The glam quotient went up a notch as Katrina gracefully yet energetically performed to hits like 'Tera Hone Laga Hoon', 'Chikni Chameli', 'Touch Me', etc., looking elegant in a black ghagra and choli.
The brightly-lit Salt Lake Stadium was buzzing with around 5,000 spectators.
Mesmerising spectators by grooving to hits like 'Angrezi beat', 'Sajday Main' and 'Yo Yo Honey Singh', Deepika took to the stage in a black outfit.