The Indian Premier League - 6 will be launched with a big bash on 2 April, 2013 at the Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata.
Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd has been signed as promoter for the IPLT20 opening ceremony. "We are delighted to have tied up with Red Chillies Entertainment Pvt Ltd, which has a proven track record of organising and executing events on a grand scale. The Opening Ceremony of the Pepsi IPL 2013 will be one of the most spectacular events ever witnessed, in keeping with what will follow in the tournament itself, over the following seven weeks," Rajeev Shukla, Chairman, IPL, said in a statement.
Actors Shah Rukh khan, Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif will be performing at the launching ceremony of IPL-6. Latest buzz is that Hollywood actress and popular singer Jennifer Lopez will be performing along with the Indian stars at the event.
Actress and co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Juhi Chawla has revealed that Jennifer Lopez will attend the launch event. "As of last night, its Jennifer Lopez...apart from her, we have our superstars...one to ghar ka jo hai, unko to dance karayenge hi (superstar in question: Shah Rukh Khan), Deepika (Padukone) and Katrina (Kaif) will also be there," The Telegraph quoted her as saying.
Every year, IPL's opening ceremony will be hosted by the team that won the previous season. Last year's event was held in Chennai, as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) won IPL-4. Bollwood actors Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Prabhu Deva and Kareena Kapoor grooved to popular songs at the extravagant occasion.
American pop sensation Katy Perry crooned her popular hit numbers including "Teenage dream" for the packed audience. KKR clinched the IPL-5 season title. As per traditions, the sixth edition of IPL will be held in Kolkata. The matches will take place from 3 April through 26 May, 2013.
More details about the launch ceremony will be announced in the next few days.