Coming April 3, Priyanka Chopra, the Bollywood actress will hit an entirely different field – to be exact, the cricket field. The actress is scheduled to perform at the opening ceremony of forthcoming Indian Premier League in Chennai.
Priyanka says, “I am always pretty excited to perform live. And on this special occasion, at IPL opening nite, I am two-times eager as I look forward to kick-start the Indian Premier League edition with a bang. This will be a totally new practice for me.” Priyanka has been busy for past few days shooting for the movie, Krrish 3 starring Hrithik Roshan as hero.
The previous IPL editions have seen dance performances of A-list stars like Katrina Kaif, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone. Also Akon, the hip-hop artiste, has sung at the Twenty20 tournament. In fact, the organisers of IPL were eager to have Priyanka Chopra as the performer for this year’s ceremony as her performances at different award functions have made her talk of the town.
One of Priyanka associates says, “She has never performed a live dance at any sport event earlier, but she actually loves to perform. That is why Priyanka puts in so much effort while rehearsing the numbers.”
The stunning star has already made dance performances at most of every year’s award functions of top level. Priyanka says, “Being an actor, I have always tried to appear differently during every performance. I don’t like to reveal so much prior to performance, still I can say one thing; it is going to be so much of fun. Hence for the Indian Premier League, I will promise that I match the tournament’s excitement and energy.”
Though the organisers maintain a tight-lip about the information on priyanka’s act, it seems like her act would be theme based. An insider says, “Priyanka is not allowed to reveal about her performance. She will begin her rehearsals in a few days. As it is a sports event, it might not include too many of Bollywood numbers.”
As of now, Priyanka is going through a heavy shooting schedule for movies like Hrithik’s Krissh 3, Anurag Basu’s Barfi and Kunal Kohli’s untitled production with Shahid Kapoor.
Other than Priyanka, Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan are also ready to participate in the opening ceremony of Indian Premier League at YMCA grounds in Chennai, on April 3. Along with Bollywood top stars, the opening ceremony will also feature the dancing sensation, Indian Michael Jackson, Prabhu Deva.