The sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to be launched in the biggest way yet with international superstar Jennifer Lopez rumoured to join some of Bollywood’s biggest stars at the inauguration ceremony next month.
Shah Rukh Khanm Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone are other names set to sizzle on the main stage during the event on Tuesday 2nd April. The shorter format of Cricket has always had remarkable Bollywood presence since its very inception. Many of the Tinsel Town inhabitants own major stakes in the participating teams.
The opening ceremony this year, on April 2, will see a meteor shower on the stage. IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla has been quoted as saying, “The Opening Ceremony of the Pepsi IPL 2013 will be one of the most spectacular events ever witnessed, in keeping with what will follow in the tournament itself, over the following seven weeks.”
Last year, it was Khan and Juhi Chawla’s Kolkata Knight Riders that walked away with the coveted prize. Who dominates the series this year remains to be seen.