It may rain and pour, but when it comes to cricket, nothing can dampen the spirits of those of us in the subcontinent. Kolkatta, the ‘City of Joy’ was lit up thanks to the Indian Premiere League Opening Ceremony, which marks the start of the 8th season of the tournament.

Despite heavy rainfall, a dazzling Bollywood-style opening ceremony began after a one and a half hour delay at the decked-up Salt Lake stadium – Eden Gardens are stained purple after this event, I believe. 

The event was a little subdued compared to the galas of the previous editions but the cine stars still managed to put up a show, enthralling the thousands of drenched fans who were glued to their seats.

While Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan stole the show with his electrifying dance performance, leading lady Anushka Sharma brought on a lot of panache with her performance.

The versatile Farhan Akhtar and Shahid Kapoor regaled the crowd, both performing to their respective numbers from movies such as Rock On and Kaminey.

Previously, Hrithik Roshan & Anuskha Sharma were clicked during their rehearsals.

See the night’s proceedings in Tweets:

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