Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan to set alight IPL 5 opening
MUMBAI: Bollywood badshahs Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan will come together to mark the grand opening of Indian Premier League 5 in Chennai on April 3.
Bachchan will recite a poem written by Prasoon Joshi while Salman will light up the stage by performing to a medley of his recent hits from movies Dabangg, Ready and Bodyguard.
This will be the first time that Bachchan will be seen on a public platform after recovering from his abdominal surgery.
The actor, who has begun rehearsing for the event, tweeted on Sunday night, saying, "So, back in front of the cameras for the promo shoot of IPL... a bit strange but never too strange... a spring in the step and mind. Familiar surroundings, vanity van, ever faithful Deepak, my make-up, lights, cameras, busy assistants, hushed silences and 'action'!!"'
Bachchan will also read out an oath to uphold the spirit of the game to be taken by all the nine IPL team captains.
Adding further glitter to the show will be stars Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra. Kareena will croon to her famous hit Chammak Challo while Priyanka will swing to a medley of songs.
Joining them will be dancing sensation Prabhudeva along with a troupe of 100 dancers on his hit numbers, including Muqabla.