IPL 7: Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit to perform during gala dinner
Shahrukh Khan’s team Kolkata Knight Riders will play the first match of the tournament against Mumbai Indians © Getty Images
Dubai: Apr 9, 2014
Despite the Indian Premier League (IPL) management planning to start season 7 without an opening ceremony, the gala dinner may feature Bollywood beauty Madhuri Dixit and Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) Principal owner Shahrukh Khan performing to their popular songs.
An opening dinner has been planned at the Emirates Palace on April 15, a day ahead of the opening clash between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi.
According to the Gulf News, Deepika Padukone might also share the stage with Shahrukh and Madhuri.
“Shah Rukh will interact with the guests and invite them on stage for some impromptu song-dance entertainment. For a full-fledged performance, Madhuri has been confirmed,” a source was quoted as saying.
The first part of the seventh edition has been shifted to the UAE in the wake of General Elections in India. The UAE leg will host the first 20 matches from April 16 to 30, while the remaining 40 will be hosted by India from May 2. The final will be played on June 1.