Bhubaneswar: Bollywood superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar would perform at the opening ceremony of the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup at Kalinga Stadium here on November 27. According to sources, the two Bollywood stars have already given their consent.
Shah Rukh and Akshay will perform a few dance numbers to entertain the fans. This apart, a Bollywood dance troupe had been roped in to perform in the opening ceremony, said an official.
Though SRK’s ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ costar Katrina Kaif was approached by the organisers, she was yet to confirm the invitation. Oscar-winning music director AR Rahman, who was roped in by the Odisha Government to create the official anthem for the World Cup, would perform live during the opening ceremony.
Bollywood lyricist Gulzar will also join him. The song’s video will also be directed by Rahman. If everything goes as per the plan, then Odisha will see the first ever live performance of all these big stars on a single stage. It should be noted that the fourteenth edition of the Men’s Hockey World Cup is slated to take place at the Kalinga Stadium from November 28 to December 15, 2018.