The very talented actor and singer Shraddha Kapoor is all set to rock the stage with her sizzling performance at opening ceremony of IPLT20. Parallelly to this, the National award winner Monali Thakur will also show her magnificent performance at the ceremony in Eden Gardens. The opening ceremony will be conducted prior to the match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Kings XI Punjab at the home ground of Kolkata on April 13.
This is IPLT20’s 10th edition in which each venue will have its own opening ceremony. Kolkata’s opening ceremony will be of 20 minutes i.e. 6:30 PM to 6:50 PM. Monali will be performing her hit songs like ‘Moh Moh ke dhaage’ and ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’.
After the end of ceremony, Double G will hand over a “Spirit of Cricket” token to the captain to Kings XI Punjab, Glenn Maxwell. This is a kind of gesture that is followed in every stadium for its very first match.
An audiovisual will be shown to audience showcasing the progress of KKR under the captaincy of Gambhir. KKR bagged up the title in 2012 and 2014. Kolkata Night Riders played their first match against Gujarat Lions in their home-ground. In this match, their opening batsmen performed tremendously and made 184 runs in 14.5 overs without losing even a single wicket. This was one of the highest partnership for 1st wicket. Moreover, Double G scored 76 runs from 48 balls while Chris Lynn scored 93 runs from 41 balls including 6 fours and 8 sixes. Chris Lynn was later awarded from Man of the Match.
Shraddha will be featuring in her upcoming film “Half Girlfriend”. She will be performing for about 6 minutes just before the match. The rehearsals for her performance will be starting from Monday in Eden Garden itself.