Ranveer Singh, Varun Dhawan, Parineeti Chopra and Jacqueline Fernandez were all set to perform at the Indian Premier League 2018 (IPL) Opening ceremony.
Later on, Singh opted out from performing at the event due to an injury in his shoulder. He was soon replaced by Hrithik Roshan, who immediately started rehearsing for his act, reports Pinkvilla.
Singh’s spokesperson said, “After multiple medical checkups, the doctors have strongly advised Ranveer Singh not to perform at this year’s IPL opening ceremony in which he was doing the grand finale act. They feel his high-energy performance would only overstrain his shoulder and aggravate the injury.”
New developments have surfaced with Chopra also opting out from the opening ceremony. She cited that as she was busy with the shoot of ‘Namaste England,’ she did not get time to rehearse.
Her spokesperson also released a statement saying, “Parineeti Chopra was to perform at this year’s IPL opening ceremony. She was shooting non-stop for Namaste England in Patiala and had back-to-back pre-committed endorsement commitments. So, unfortunately, she did not have enough time to rehearse in spite of her best efforts. Being a thorough professional, Parineeti spoke to Wizcraft and explained to them that she was not OK putting up a compromised performance. Wizcraft has been gracious enough to understand this and agrees with Parineeti. She would not be performing at the gala opening.”
Now as per various reports, Tamannaah Bhatia has replaced Chopra for the opening ceremony. and has already started rehearsing for her act.
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