N Srinivasan of Team Chennai confirmed the news to TOI, "Yes, he's performing at the event." The opening ceremony will be a high-profile celebration with Shahrukh dancing to some super hit Bollywood numbers.
It is also reported that Shahrukh is rehearsing for his performance in Mumbai. He will land in Chennai this afternoon and will be performing tomorrow at the event. There is a great enthusiasm seen among the people for the match which will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Night Riders in the city on Friday after the inauguration ceremony.