Dismissing the rain, IPL takes off in style at Kolkata



  • I have got maximum love from Kolkata: Hrithik
  • Hrithik’s Dhoom Machale leaves Salt Lake speechlesshrithik
  • Hrithik Roshan creates ‘Magic’ at Salt Lake with his moves
  • Hrithik Roshan takes the Central Stage at YBK
  • Farhan Akhtar’s voice reverberates across the stadium as Farhan comes out to perform with his band
  • Yuva Bharati dances to  Farhan ‘Rock On’ Akhtar
  • Salt Lake sails in the tune of Farhan’s ‘Sindbad the Sailor’farhan
  • Farhan makes Yuva Bharati feel ‘Aakhir Zinda Ho Tum’
  • Virat Kohli reveals a smile as girlfriend Anushka entertains Salt Lake Stadium
  • YBK chants Virat’s name as Anushka takes the stage
  • Anushka Sharma takes the stage with a ‘PK’ performance


  • Shahid delivers an electric performance which ends with fireworks and laser lights
  • Yuva Bharati Krirangan erupts to ‘Disco Dancer’ Shahid


  • Shahid Kapoor takes the stage at Salt Lake and asks the cricket crazy Kolktans, “Kemon Achen Kolkata?”shahid
  • Salt Lake erupts as Gambhir comes to give his autograph
  • Team captains sign the MCC spirit of Cricket Bat
  • Gautam Gambhir keeps the Championship Cup and says the tournament is open…
  • Kolkata cheers Virat Kohli as he makes his way on to the stage
  • Team captains make their way out as fans give them a rousing reception.
  • Saif Ali Khan takes the stage as the host for the night
  • 9.05 pm: IPL 8 kicks off in style in the tunes of ‘Satya Sundara’


  • 8.12 pm: The gala opening show of IPL 8 has not yet started
  • We are eager to be up there on stage: Farhan Akhtar. The people eagerly wait for the rain to stop.
  • All the 8 captains of the franchisees were suppose to be present on the stage donning the new jerseys of the season.
  • Gautam Gambhir, the captain of KKR would keep the trophy back in place and fight for all the other teams
  • The show was scheduled to start at 7.30 pm
  • Saif Ali Khan will play the host for the night
  • Hrithik Roshan, Anushka Sharma, Farhan Akhtar and Pritam were scheduled to perform at Vivekananda YuvaBharati Krirangan
  • The gala opening to the Million Dollar Cricket tournament is on the verge of getting washed out as the torrential rainfall has made its way to Kolkata.
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