Hockey World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony, Highlights: Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, AR Rahman add colour
Hockey World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony, As it happened: Bollywood stars Shah Rukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit, and AR Rahman enthralled the massive crowd at the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneshwar
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The Hockey World Cup kick-started with a grand opening ceremony at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneshwar. Shah Rukh Khan narrated his iconic sattar minute dialogue from Chak De! India and Madhuri Dixit carried out a magical performance. India’s music sensation AR Rahman sung hit songs such as Dil Se, Humma Humma, Maa Tujhe Salaam among others. India are up against South Africa in their first match on Wednesday.
Rahman Sings Maa Tujhe Salaam & Jai Ho
AR Rahman is bringing out his best songs one by one at the opening ceremony. After Dil Se and Humma Humma, Rahman moves to Maa Tujhe Salaam before the Oscar-winning song Jai Ho.
AR Rahman performs on stage
India’s music sensation AR Rahman fires up the stage by singing Dil Se and playing the piano.
Few minutes later, he stands up and sings the hit song humma humma song.
📸 | The scenes at Kalinga Stadium can only be seen to be believed. The meastro @arrahman has begun his performance and the audience has joined in the chorus.#HWC2018 #Odisha2018 #OdishaHockeyWCInauguration pic.twitter.com/oZO7WJQ4LP— Hockey World Cup 2018 - Host Partner (@sports_odisha) November 27, 2018
Madhuri Dixit’s magical performance comes to an end
Madhuri Dixit has got the Hockey World Cup off to a great start with a magical performance at the opening ceremony.
The vivacious @MadhuriDixit, has set the Opening Ceremony of the Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 on a right tone with her serene and magical performance.#IndiaKaGame #HWCOpeningCeremony #HWC2018 #DilHockey— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) November 27, 2018
PM Modi welcomes all teams
Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomes and send his best wishes to all the teams participating in the Hockey World Cup.
A warm welcome and best wishes to all teams participating in the Hockey Men's World Cup 2018, being held in Odisha. I am sure this tournament will be a treat for sports lovers and will also be an opportunity to discover India’s and especially Odisha’s culture. @FIH_Hockey— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 27, 2018
Virat Kohli Hails AR Rahman
"AR Rahman"— Virat Kohli 🇮🇳 (@imVkohlis) November 27, 2018
Watch the Mozart of Madras weave his magic with "Jai Hind India" the Hockey anthem with @iamsrk at the inauguration ceremony of Odisha #HWC2018 Bhubaneswar #OdishaHockeyWCInauguration
Watch it here https://t.co/HCJV1Ze6hf …@sports_odisha @FIH_Hockey
Sports minister Rathore wishes the Indian team
Sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore wishes the Indian team all the best for the Hockey World Cup.
Madhuri Dixit performs on stage
Madhuri Dixit makes a very colourful entry on to the stage at the Kalinga Stadium. The bollywood legend dances as artists form mesmerising formations.
The queen of hearts, @MadhuriDixit starts to cast her magic on the turf of Kalinga Stadium and it is a show like none other. #HWCOpeningCeremony#OdishaHockeyWCInauguration #HeartBeatsForHockey pic.twitter.com/6tlLTxim4u— HeartBeatsForHockey (@HeartBts4Hockey) November 27, 2018
Shah Rukh Khan narrates the famous Chak De dialogue
Remember the sattar minute dialogue? Well, Shah Rukh Khan couldn’t find a better way to give a pep talk to the players ahead of the big World Cup.
Shah Rukh Khan makes his entry
Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan enters the stage in a fancy car and thanks the chief minister for giving him the opportunity to meet the crowd at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneshwar.
Gaurav Kapur invites all captains
Host Gaurav Kapur invites all captains to the stage as the crowd gives them a big cheer.
And finally! Team India Captain @manpreetpawar07 takes the centre-stage with his counterparts.— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) November 27, 2018
Give it up for all the Captains of 16 participating nations of the Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018!#IndiaKaGame #HWCOpeningCeremony #HWC2018 #DilHockey
Odisha CM declares the World Cup open
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik declares the Hockey World Cup open!
"Bhubaneswar is hosting the Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018, are you happy?" asked @CMO_Odisha, @Naveen_Odisha to the people in the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar as he declared the tournament open.#IndiaKaGame #DilHockey #HWCOpeningCeremony #HWC2018— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) November 27, 2018
Narinder Batra speaks at the opening ceremony
The president of FIH, Narinder Batra gives his good wishes to all the teams in the Hockey World Cup.
Biggest drone show in India
The biggest drone show is currently taking place at the opening ceremony. A beautiful light show is being carried out!
The batch of 1975
India have won only one Hockey World Cup in 1975.
Opening ceremony underway
The opening ceremony of the Hockey World Cup is underway. Shah Rukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit are set to perform.