Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit to perform at IPL dinner

The buzz is that the elegant and beautiful Bollywood actress, Madhuri Dixit, and superstar Shah Rukh Khan will perform at the gala Indian Premier League (IPL) dinner to be held in Abu Dhabi.

According to reports, despite the Indian Premier League management planning to start its season 7 without any opening ceremony, a gala dinner may feature Madhuri Dixit and KKR Principal owner Shah Rukh Khan performing to their popular songs.

Reportedly, an opening dinner has been planned at the Emirates Palace on April 15, a day ahead of the opening game between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi.

According to a report in the Gulf News, actress Deepika Padukone is likely to share the stage with SRK and Madhuri.

A source was quoted in Gulf News saying, “Shah Rukh will interact with the guests and invite them on stage for some impromptu song-dance entertainment. For a full-fledged performance, Madhuri has been confirmed.”

According to another media, Emirates 24/7, the dinner will be attended by Bollywood celebrities and many other VIP guests.

Emirates 24/7 reported that SKR will host the event and will also dance to some of his hit songs. His ‘Dil Toh Pagal Hai’ co-star Madhuri will join him on stage and will enact something of her own.

Deepika is likely to dance to the hit number ‘Lungi Dance’ from her blockbuster film ‘Chennai Express’. She might also perform to hit songs from her films ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela’ and ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’.

The first part of this year’s IPL edition has been relocated to the UAE because of the scheduled Lok Sabha Elections in India. The UAE part will host the first 20 matches beginning April 16 and will continue till April 30 and the remaining 40 will be held in India from May 2. The final match will be played on June 1.

Last year, the opening ceremony of IPL was held at Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata with American rapper Pitbull and superstar SRK stealing the show. They were joined by the sizzling Katrina Kaif.

IPL is a Twenty20 cricket tournament where different franchise teams participate for the title. The tournament started in 2008 and since then it usually takes place between April and June every year. It is the most-watched Twenty20 cricket league in the world and is also known for its commercial success.