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IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony highlights: Akshay Kumar, Tiger Shroff give epic performance, fans hail AR Rahman's medley

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony highlights: Performances from Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff; AR Rahman, and Sonu Nigam made for an unforgettable opening ceremony.
IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff gave an electrifying performance on Friday evening.
IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff gave an electrifying performance on Friday evening.

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony highlights: The opening ceremony of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 will be held at Chepauk Stadium in Chennai on Friday evening. And it looks like the star-studded opening ceremony will be the talk of the town, with stars such as Akshay Kumar, Tiger Shroff, AR Rahman and Sonu Nigam lined up to perform....Read More

The first match will see Chennai Super Kings take on Royal Challengers Bangalore. Due to the opening ceremony, toss has been pushed from 7:00 PM IST to 7:30 PM IST, with the first innings set to begin at 8:00 PM IST. The IPL 2024 opening ceremony will take place at 6:30 PM IST.

The IPL 2024 opening ceremony will see many celebs and plenty of entertainment. A source confirmed to Hindustan Times that AR Rahman and Sonu Nigam will perform to patriotic numbers, apart from Bollywood songs.

Giving perspective on how long the opening ceremony will be, the source said, “The duration of the entire show, including Akshay and Tiger's performance, will be about 30 minutes. Sonu and Rahman will also present some Bollywood hits together,” adding, “Besides the musical act, there will also be a never-before-seen AR (Augmented Reality) technology display that's also a highlight of the opening ceremony.”

Last year’s IPL opening ceremony saw Rashmika Mandanna, Tamannaah Bhatia and singer Arijit Singh perform at the event.

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Mar 22, 2024 7:56 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: Fans hail Akshay-Tiger's act

Fans sang praises for Akshay and Tiger's performance. “The way he performed today made me just speechless. Salute to you sir, you are living legend & very inspiring,” said one fan. Another said, “What an entry!” Fans also hailed Rahman's performance and called it "incredible."

Mar 22, 2024 7:44 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: RCB wins the toss!

Royal Challenger's Bangalore has won the toss and chosen to bat! Captain Faf du Plessis shared that the wicket and the pitch looks good to start with. Meanwhile, Ruturaj shared that he came to know about his captaincy just a week ago.

Mar 22, 2024 7:39 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: Sachin Tendulkar describes Dhoni and Virat in one word

In the commentator's room, Sachin Tendulkar was asked to describe the style of Dhoni and Virat Kohli in one word each. He called Dhoni ‘instinctive’ and described Virat as ‘expressive’.

Mar 22, 2024 7:37 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: Take a better look at Akshay's epic entry

Akshay Kumar's performance- which included an epic entry with the Indian flag, is already a hit with fans! The official account of IPL shared a video of his entry on X and wrote: "Chennai erupts in joy as @akshaykumar leaves his mark at the #TATAIPL Opening Ceremony."

Watch here.

Mar 22, 2024 7:25 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: Match to begin soon!

As the opening ceremony came to an end, all the performers including A R Rahman, Tiger Shroff and Akshay Kumar came on stage with the captains of the two teams. Fans cheered loudly for them.

Mar 22, 2024 7:11 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: A R Rahman makes Chennai go Jai Ho!

A R Rahman concluded his performance with a fantastic rendition of his Oscar-winning song Jai Ho! Fireworks in the sky and loud cheers from the audience brought the extraordinary performance of the evening to an end.

Mar 22, 2024 7:07 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: Chaiya Chaiya with Rahman

A R Rahman made sure he included Chaiya Chaiya in his performance during the opening ceremony! With a host of singers, the maestro sang the much-loved song in Chennai.

Mar 22, 2024 7:04 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: A R Rahman croons Taal Se Taal Mila

A R Rahman put out a splendid performance of many hit songs from his career. Among them was the peppy and soulful rendition of Taal Se Taal Mila with a host of singers beside him on stage.

Mar 22, 2024 6:59 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: Mohit Chauhan sings Masakali

Fans were in for a surprise when Mohit Chauhan came out on stage and gave a soulful rendition of Masakali! Fans sang along with Mohit and cheered for him throughout the performance!

Mar 22, 2024 6:57 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: A R Rahman is here!

Music maestro A R Rahman is here! The singe gave a electric performance of Vande Mataram along with Sonu Nigam.

Mar 22, 2024 6:54 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: Sonu Nigam sings Vande Mataram

Sonu Nigam gave a spectacular performance in the opening ceremony with his rendition of Vande Mataram!

Mar 22, 2024 6:51 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: Akshay and Tiger take a round on bike

Bade Miyan Chote Miyan co-stars Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff took a round of the entire ring of the field with the Indian flag!

Mar 22, 2024 6:48 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: Akshay Kumar leads an electrifying act with Tiger Shroff

Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff started the opening ceremony with a bang! Amid loud cheers from fans, the stars went on to perform on a medley of hit songs, including Jai Jai Shiv Shankar, Main Tera Hero, Hare Ram Hare Krishna, and Mast Malang!

Mar 22, 2024 6:42 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: The grand opening ceremony about to begin!

Fans have thronged the Chepauk Stadium! Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff are all set to start with the opening act!

Mar 22, 2024 6:31 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: Orry shows his helicopter shot!

Orhan Awatramani aka Orry is here! The internet sensation arrived in a white suit in the insider room and went on to show his helicopter shot! He said that he knows that the shot belongs to Dhoni and even called to throw a ball at him so that he could show his moves.

Mar 22, 2024 6:24 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: Steve Smith makes a big prediction

In the insider's room, it was Australia's Steve Smith who went on to predict that Ruturaj Gaikwad can win this year's Orange Cap.

Mar 22, 2024 6:11 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: Chris Gayle shares memories of playing with Sachin Tendulkar

Chris Gayle shared his ‘love and respect’ for Sachin Tendulkar, and shared how during one test match there was four runs needed to win and Sachin was batting. Chris said how nervous he was given he was the one balling.

Mar 22, 2024 6:01 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: What CSK coach Stephen Fleming said

Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming said, “Behind the scenes, Ruturaj and others have been on a captaincy grooming process looking forward to days like this and the opportunities come up but MS is the best judge and he felt the time was right.”

Mar 22, 2024 5:45 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: AB de Villiers wishes good luck to RCB and Virat Kohli

AB de Villiers took to Instagram to wish good luck to Royal Challengers Bangalore and Virat Kohli, ahead of the opening match of the Indian Premier League. He shared a throwback picture with Kohli and wrote, “Good luck my biscuit. Come on RCB!”

Mar 22, 2024 5:31 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: Akshay and Tiger are all set to dazzle

Bade Miyan Chote Miyan co-stars Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff are ready to set the stage on fire with their performance tonight. “Get ready to witness cricket ka asli magic with Bade Miyan Chote Miyan's electrifying live performance at IPL 2024's opening ceremony,” wrote the production banner on Instagram.

Mar 22, 2024 5:19 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: Seat bulbs inside the stadium

The energy is beginning to rise! A BTS glimpse from the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai showed that special seat bulbs were also installed in some of the rows. The video showed that fans started entering the stadium with the security in place.

Mar 22, 2024 5:04 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: Fans start to enter the stadium

Fans have started to enter the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai ahead of the opening ceremony. A video showed fans taking their seats inside the stadium. A fan even posted that they came to watch Tiger Shroff's performance.

Mar 22, 2024 4:48 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: MS Dhoni does Bobby Deol's hook step

Former Chennai Super Kings captain, MS Dhoni performed the famous hook step from Animal which had Bobby Deol in it, for a promotional campaign. “On popular demand! here’s a video of Mahi bhai grooving to my steps,” the actor wrote on his X account. Watch here

Mar 22, 2024 4:31 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: All eyes on Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is all set to mark his return to competitive cricket in the new IPL season after two months. He already holds the record for scoring the most runs in IPL history with 7263 in his combined 237 IPL matches.

Mar 22, 2024 4:17 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: Chennai Metro extends timings

In light of the IPL from tonight that will take place at Chepauk Staudium, Chennai Metro has reportedly extended metro services beyond 11 PM. This initiative is aimed for the fans to return home safely after the match.

Mar 22, 2024 3:59 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: What Shah Rukh told Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir revealed Shah Rukh Khan’s special message for him as he rejoined as a mentor for KKR. At the KKR Unplugged event, Gautam said: “He only told me the same thing that he had told me when I joined KKR as a player in 2011: 'This is your franchise, make it or break it.'”

Mar 22, 2024 3:47 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: The venue is set!

Several clips from different venues ahead of the IPL are surfacing on X. A video of Mullanpur Stadium, Mohali showed the entire field being set for the tournament tomorrow.

Mar 22, 2024 3:34 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: Shah Rukh Khan to attend KKR's match

As per a report by Pinkvilla, Shah Rukh Khan is all set to attend Kolkata Knight Riders' first match in Eden Gardens.

Mar 22, 2024 3:24 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: BTS from Akshay and Tiger's performance

Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff are all set to perform at the opening ceremony tonight. A BTS video showed Akshay and Tiger rehearsing with a bunch of dancers on stage in black outfits.

Mar 22, 2024 3:11 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: BTS glimpse reveals Pathaan background music on ground

The energy will be high during the opening ceremony tonight. An inside video showed that the background music of Pathaan was being tested on the stadium in Chennai.

Mar 22, 2024 2:52 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: Remember when Shah Rukh Khan performed in the opening ceremony?

Many Bollywood stars have performed at the opening ceremony, and fans still remember Shah Rukh Khan at the sixth edition of Indian Premier League. The superstar had celebrated Kolkata Knight Riders six-wicket win over a depleted Delhi Daredevils with a victory lap around the Eden Gardens arena.

Mar 22, 2024 2:37 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: Glimpse of Bade Miyan Chote Miyan promotional video

Actors Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff will perform on stage tonight. A promotional video of their upcoming release Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, which is set to release on April 10, has surfaced on social media.

Mar 22, 2024 2:20 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: Fans react to Akshay's rehearsal clip

A clip of Akshay Kumar rehearsing his stunts ahead of the opening ceremony is doing the rounds on X. Reacting to it, a fan said, “Wow this is going to be amazing!” Another said, “He is the real action hero, without any double he is doing the stunts by himself!”

Mar 22, 2024 2:06 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: BTS glimpse of light show

An inside video of the stunning light show that has been arranged for the opening ceremony tonight at the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai has surfaced on X.

Mar 22, 2024 1:51 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: More inside glimpse from rehearsals

A video of how singer Sonu Nigam is preparing for the opening ceremony tonight at the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai has surfaced on X. The singer is seen on stage in a white outfit as he checks on the sound and continues to practice his set.

Mar 22, 2024 1:39 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: Fans want a grand opening performance

At the 2023 IPL opening ceremony in Ahmedabad, singer Arijit Singh had charmed one and all with his performance. Many fans shared clips from the event ahead of tonight's ceremony, wanting a similar grand performance.

Mar 22, 2024 1:26 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: A R Rahman talks about his performance

Did A R Rahman give a tease about what he is going to perform tonight at the opening ceremony? Click here to know more.

Mar 22, 2024 1:13 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: Glimpse of rehearsals

Several clips of rehearsals ahead of the opening ceremony are doing the rounds on X. One fan said, “Goosebumps guaranteed during opening ceremony!” A R Rahman will reportedly perform some patriotic songs tonight.

Mar 22, 2024 12:57 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: Glimpse of prep

The MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai will host the IPL 2024 opening ceremony today. Click here to see a glimpse of the prep

Mar 22, 2024 12:47 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: Full rehearsal leaked?

An X user tweeted, "Someone leaked the full rehearsal on Telegram. Even I am not showing to you full (video) because I don't want your excitement to be dead." Click here to see the tweet

Mar 22, 2024 12:40 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: When does the match start?

First match of IPL 2024 – RCB vs CSK – will start only after the opening ceremony is over, which is set to begin today at 6.30 PM IST. It will be at least half-an-hour-long.

Mar 22, 2024 12:29 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: Inside pics from Chepauk Stadium

Many photos and videos allegedly from the IPL 2024 opening ceremony rehearsal on Thursday at Chennai's MA Chidambaram Stadium, commonly known as the Chepauk Stadium, are out. A few of them also show a giant trophy

Mar 22, 2024 12:17 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: AR Rahman is all set

A 'leaked video' of the music composer's rehearsal for his upcoming live performance at the IPL 2024 opening ceremony in Chennai is out. Click here to watch it

Mar 22, 2024 12:12 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: It's almost showtime

A video of how Chepauk Stadium in Chennai is getting ready for the IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony has surfaced online. Click here to watch it

Mar 22, 2024 12:05 PM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: DJ Axwell to also perform

At the 'IPL mid-innings show, renowned Swedish DJ, record producer and remixer, DJ Axwell -- part of the Swedish House Mafia -- is all set to entertain Chennai with his enchanting live performance.

Mar 22, 2024 11:56 AM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: Akshay, Tiger pose for pics

Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff, who will be soon seen together in Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, are in Chennai. Their photos from Thursday night's rehearsal are out. Click here to see

Mar 22, 2024 11:51 AM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: Sonu Nigam shares pics

The singer is gearing up for the opening ceremony of IPL 2024. He shared pictures of himself from Chennai on Instagram. Click here to see his post

Mar 22, 2024 11:47 AM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: Tiger Shroff is 'ready to shine'

The actor said on Instagram, "The stage is set, the lights are bright, and the stars are ready to shine at IPL 2024 opening ceremony! Get ready for an unforgettable fusion of cricket and entertainment with a stellar lineup!"

Mar 22, 2024 11:41 AM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: Meet new CSK captain

Ahead of IPL opening ceremony, fans react to newly-appointed CSK skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad's video. One tweeted, "Just remember, you need not carry any burden of MS Dhoni's glory." Watch video here

Mar 22, 2024 11:33 AM IST

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Live Updates: Akshay Kumar teases fans

The actor tweeted, "Looking forward to performing at IPL 2024 opening ceremony... have an exciting act planned, see you all in Chennai."

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