IPL5 opening ceremony

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Actress Priyanka Chopra talks to MS Dhoni and other CSK players during the opening ceremony of the 5th edition of Indian Premier League in Chennai. PTI/TV grab

Actress Priyanka Chopra talks to MS Dhoni and other CSK players during the opening ceremony of the 5th edition of Indian Premier League in Chennai. PTI/TV grab

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In this handout photograph provided by the Indian Premier League, US singer Katy Perry asks cricketer Doug Bollinger to show her how to bat during the IPL2012 opening function and concert held at the YMCA College of Physical Education Grounds, Nandanam, Chennai. AFP/Ron Gaunt

In this handout photograph provided by the Indian Premier League, US singer Katy Perry asks cricketer Doug Bollinger to show her how to bat during the IPL2012 opening function and concert held at the YMCA College of Physical Education Grounds, Nandanam, Chennai. AFP/Ron Gaunt

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US singer Katy Perry performs during the opening function and concert held at the YMCA College of Physical Education Grounds, Nandanam, Chennai. PTI photo

US singer Katy Perry performs during the opening function and concert held at the YMCA College of Physical Education Grounds, Nandanam, Chennai. PTI photo

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Nine captains of IPL playing teams pose during the opening night function and concert held at the YMCA College of Physical Education Grounds, Nandanam, Chennai. PTI photo

Nine captains of IPL playing teams pose during the opening night function and concert held at the YMCA College of Physical Education Grounds, Nandanam, Chennai. PTI photo

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Actress Priyanka Chopra talks to MS Dhoni during the opening ceremony of the 5th edition of Indian Premier League in Chennai. PTI/TV grab

Actress Priyanka Chopra talks to MS Dhoni during the opening ceremony of the 5th edition of Indian Premier League in Chennai. PTI/TV grab

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Amitabh Bachchan recites a poem on cricket during the opening ceremony of the 5th edition of Indian Premier League in Chennai. PTI photo

Amitabh Bachchan recites a poem on cricket during the opening ceremony of the 5th edition of Indian Premier League in Chennai. PTI photo

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Mumbai Indians captain Harbhajan Singh (R) dances with actress Priyanka Chopra during the opening ceremony of the 5th edition of Indian Premier League in Chennai. PTI/TV grab

Mumbai Indians captain Harbhajan Singh (R) dances with actress Priyanka Chopra during the opening ceremony of the 5th edition of Indian Premier League in Chennai. PTI/TV grab

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Megastar Amitabh Bachchan recites a poem on cricket during the opening ceremony of the 5th edition of Indian Premier League in Chennai. PTI/TV grab

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan recites a poem on cricket during the opening ceremony of the 5th edition of Indian Premier League in Chennai. PTI/TV grab

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Captains of IPL5 teams during the opening ceremony of the Indian Premier League in Chennai. PTI/TV grab

Captains of IPL5 teams during the opening ceremony of the Indian Premier League in Chennai. PTI/TV grab

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(L-R) Actor Dino Morea, Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni and coach Stephen Fleming during the launch of a new range of merchandise at Hotel Park Sheraton in Chennai. HT/Vijayanand Gupta

(L-R) Actor Dino Morea, Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni and coach Stephen Fleming during the launch of a new range of merchandise at Hotel Park Sheraton in Chennai. HT/Vijayanand Gupta

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US singer Katy Perry (R) shakes hands with senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley as IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla looks on at a hotel in Chennai. The 27 year-old singer is in India to perform for the first time at the opening ceremony of the fifth Indian Premier League. AFP/Manjunath Kiran

US singer Katy Perry (R) shakes hands with senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley as IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla looks on at a hotel in Chennai. The 27 year-old singer is in India to perform for the first time at the opening ceremony of the fifth Indian Premier League. AFP/Manjunath Kiran

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Chennai Super Kings cricket team captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C) speaks to Indian Premier League chairman Rajiv Shukla (R) and an unidentified official at a hotel in Chennai. AFP/Manjunath Kiran

Chennai Super Kings cricket team captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C) speaks to Indian Premier League chairman Rajiv Shukla (R) and an unidentified official at a hotel in Chennai. AFP/Manjunath Kiran

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US singer Katy Perry smiles during a photo opportunity before her performance at the IPL opening ceremony in Chennai. AP/Aijaz Rahi

US singer Katy Perry smiles during a photo opportunity before her performance at the IPL opening ceremony in Chennai. AP/Aijaz Rahi

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Chennai Super Kings cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni arrives at a hotel in Chennai. AFP/Manjunath Kiran

Chennai Super Kings cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni arrives at a hotel in Chennai. AFP/Manjunath Kiran

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Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team captain, Daniel Vettori (L) speaks to a person in the lobby of a hotel in Chennai. AFP/Manjunath Kiran

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team captain, Daniel Vettori (L) speaks to a person in the lobby of a hotel in Chennai. AFP/Manjunath Kiran

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US singer Katy Perry, left, shakes hand with Indian Premier League chairman Rajiv Shukla during a photo opportunity at the IPL opening ceremony in Chennai. IPL 2012 will feature 76 Twenty20 games across 12 venues. AP/Aijaz Rahi

US singer Katy Perry, left, shakes hand with Indian Premier League chairman Rajiv Shukla during a photo opportunity at the IPL opening ceremony in Chennai. IPL 2012 will feature 76 Twenty20 games across 12 venues. AP/Aijaz Rahi

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US singer Katy Perry poses during an appearance at a hotel before her performance at the Indian Premier League (IPL) opening ceremony in Chennai. PTI/R Senthil Kumar

US singer Katy Perry poses during an appearance at a hotel before her performance at the Indian Premier League (IPL) opening ceremony in Chennai. PTI/R Senthil Kumar

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