Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone, Pitbull, Bappi Lahiri, Usha Uthhup, and various international dancers and gymnasts. What else could make this grand affair more splendid? And the answer is Nothing.
IPL 6 Opening ceremony was hosted by the city of joy and the trophy holder of IPL 5, Kolkata on the 2ndÂ of April gave a perfect start to the biggest craze in India. The event started at 7:30pm with a countdown by the huge audience and a huge balloon of different teams of IPL going up so as to give a taste of what more was going to come. As the event unfolded, it became more and more enthralling. Then came the LED display on a set of colossal hot air balloons showing the journey of IPL till now followed by the captains signing on the board against the team logo. The most enticing part came next when the lady in white hung from a bunch of colorful gas balloons presented the trophy along with her aerial act. The crowd was always high in their enthusiasm roaring for all the teams, especially Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). What came next raised the vigor amongst the crowd even more. The Cocktail diva Deepika Padukone showed some whacking on her hit numbers after which Katrina made a Royal entry in aÂ ShahiÂ style to make the crowd go wild.Â She gave impressiveÂ thumkasÂ on Shiela, Chikni Chameli, Mashallah and other famous item numbers. Then the King Khan himself shook his legs and began thanking Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and West Bengal Government for their cordial support and all the people behind the Grand affair as we call it. To add to the delight of the Audience, Bappi Da and Usha Utthup sang Disco songs that we enchant till now. After that the International Idol, American rapper and the ultimate performer along with his team set the crowd crazy on his songs. To end this event perfectly the organizers gifted us with a jaw dropping experience of firework show which elated everyoneâ€™s spirit.
After this whole lot of surprises and performances Shahrukh Khan and other celebs left the ground for Pitbull to rock the crowd to dance. With this we came to an end of an experience that can never be forgotten. From the time we waited in queues to get in to the Salt Lake Stadium to the time we witnessed Superstars of Bollywood and Hollywood performing and now when we are remembering yesterday our hearts are beating faster, lips smiling wider and minds rejoicing more and even more. IPL 2013 BEGINS!
Author: Shristi Dhandharia
Editor: Saheli Goswami