IPL 8: Star-studded show to light opening ceremony today in rain threatened Kolkata

New Delhi: India’s biggest cricket carnival kicks off with a grand opening ceremony on Tuesday as numerous stars from Bollywood line-up for some heart throbbing performances to start the¬†Indian Premier League¬†(IPL) season 8. But what threatens the opening ceremony is a possibility of rain and thunderstorm which could interrupt proceedings at the Salt Lake Stadium, according to the Met office predictions.

The ceremony will be featuring Bollywood stars Farhan Akhtar, Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Pritam and Hrithik Roshan is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. IST

During the two-hour show, actor-director Farhan Akhtar will belt out songs with his band.

Actor Saif Ali Khan will host the show and introduce the cricketers and stars.

Hrithik, Shahid and Sonakhi will present their star skills .

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“Going 2 b nostalgic. Happy 2 return 2 where I started. Salt lake stadium. my 1st stage. the date 7th April. See you all at @IPL Opening Nite,” the actor tweeted earlier.

The actors are all at venue and had all eyes on them at the airport. Anushka Sharma was spoted with her beau Virat Kohli too.

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