Mumbai: The much awaited IPL is back. And with stakes higher, it is going to be one series to look out for. Adding glamour to the opening night would be Bollywood heavyweights like Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Amitabh Bachchan.
While last year Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif rocked the opening night, this year Sallu will take the onus to make the event a grand Bollywood extravaganza along with Priyanka and Big B.
Speaking to a daily an IPL official said, "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.”
What more! Southern dancing sensation and popular actor and filmmaker Prabhudeva is also going to perform for the fans. The Chennai crowd will also get to see Colonial Cousins perform on stage.
Meanwhile, 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!"