The opening ceremony of Indian Premiere League (IPL) has always been a grand affair. The event which marks the collaboration of Bollywood with cricket has always been given great importance ever since it started back in 2008. This time too, it was no different.
The IPL 2015 started with a huge opening ceremony at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata, held last night. While over all the event was quite a sloppy affair, there were just three things that caught our attention!
Having no surprises to guess, the first obvious thing to grab everyone's eyeballs was a smiling Virat Kohli when his 'sweetheart' Anushka Sharma was entertaining the audience. As soon as host Saif Ali Khan announced Anushka's performance, the audience went gaga and was loudly heard cheering 'Virat Virat'! The constant focus on Kohli during Anushka's performance became the highlight.
However, it was not Anushka-Virat's silent gestures which surprised us, because that was quite expected. We were stunned by actor Saif Ali Khan's hosting skills. While throughout the ceremony, Saif was monotonously reading his lines from the teleprompter, he appeared a tad impromptu when it came to introducing Shahid Kapoor, before his performance.
Saif was all praises for Shahid and even called him India's one of the finest dancers and entertainer. Given the fact that Shahid is Saif's wife Kareena Kapoor's ex-boyfriend, we were quite amazed to see the Nawab praise our Kapoor munda, especially when the two have ignored each other in the past!
Nevertheless, it is good when actors decide to let bygones be bygones.
But we are sure, apart from these things, actor Hrithik Roshan's energetic dance performance was the only saving grace of this much-hyped IPL 2015 opening ceremony!