The highly glitzy and glamorous dance show will happen only at the new venue and not at the usual Chepauk Grounds.
The actors would be seen dancing to popular hit numbers from their films. It’s also confirmed that veteran superstar Amitabh would also be one of the guest performers at the event.
Interestingly last year saw Shahrukh and Katrina sizzling at the IPL opening ceremony and this year Salman, Priyanka and Big B are all set to rock on the big night.
Confirming the entertainment plans for the opening ceremony , an IPL authority stated, "The fifth edition of the iconic competition will not only promise unprecedented action and on-field entertainment, but will also launch an evening of glitz and glamour as international stars take to the stage on the eve of the first match. The curtain will open at the YMCA College of Physical Education Nandanam in Chennai on 3rd April 2012 to a galaxy of star performances.”
Meanwhile apart from these Bollywood stars even the Michael Jackson of India, actor/choreographer Prabhu Deva would be shaking a leg on stage for the opening night.
Talking about his dance performance, Prabhu stated, “I feel proud to be a part of this prestigious event. I will be performing a medley with select super hit numbers from Tamil as well as Bollywood tracks for the high-profile event. I am yet to choose the songs and rehearse for it.”
Priyanka and Amitabh tweets about the opening ceremony
As always Priyanka and Amitabh shared with their fans their decision to be part of the IPL opening ceremony on Twitter.
“IPL Opening extravaganza in Chennai and yours truly is a small part of it ...nervous as hell..a small appearance for the show .. April 3rd is the day for the opening. Preparing for it already .. getting back into the grind,” posted Big B.
While Priyanka tweeted, "Ok so what act do u guys suggest I do for the IPL opening ceremony.. Should be so fun!"