Talking to the Times of India, IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla says that Katy Perry is well-known for verve and originality in her music and her presence would be very special at the IPL opening. Her performance would surely inspire players, organisers and fans. "We look forward to Ms Perry's participation at the Opening Nite," the TOI quotes Rajeev as saying.
Meanwhile, Venkat Vardhan, who is coordinating the opening night event, has also hoped that Katy Perry would perform at the opening ceremony of the IPL season 5. "Katy has a large following of young fans in India that compliment the T20 Cricket format enthusiasts, I look forward to a vibrant performance of her hits," the TOI reports Venkat Vardhan as saying.
However, the opening ceremony of the IPL season 5 is going to be a grand gala event as a host of Bollywood superstar are expected to attend it. Stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Prabhu Deva and several others are said to be present on the opening extravaganza in Chennai.