The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) likely to replace injured Ranveer Singh with Hrithik Roshan for the Indian Premier League’s opening ceremony. Meanwhile, Ranveer pulled out at the last moment with an injury.
The brand new edition of the cash-rich league will commence from April 7. Defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will lock horns in the opener.
However, the opening ceremony will take place just before the first game at the Wankhede.
Speaking to CricketNext, a senior BCCI official said Hrithik is likely to replace Ranveer.
However, the actor is yet to confirm but the official believes it will fall in place in one or two days.
“The BCCI is looking at Hrithik to woo the audience in what should be a stellar show. Having a performer like him will only raise the bar further. The official announcement should be done in a few days once the deal is signed. It is sad that Ranveer suffered an injury, but we wish him a speedy recovery,” the official said.
Meanwhile, Ranveer’s spokesperson said the doctors have advised not to perform. The doctor’s feel his high-energy performance can overstrain his shoulder.
“After multiple medical check-ups, the doctors have strongly advised Ranveer Singh to not perform at this year’s IPL opening ceremony in which he was doing the finale act. They feel his high-energy performance would only overstrain his shoulder and aggravate the injury,” he said.
Meanwhile, over the years this act has become an extravaganza where cricket meets entertainment.
However, it will be no different this time as several other Bollywood stars will set the stage on fire.
The likes of Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Parineeti Chopra will enthrall the fans with their performance in the 45-minute show.
“Varun, Jacqueline, Parineeti, and Tamanna are some of the Bollywood stars who will set the stage on fire at the opening. Apart from that, you will also have the likes of Mika and Prabhudeva to entertain the fans. The idea is to not just give those at the ground a good time, but to also give those watching on television a show they will remember in the days to come,” the official concluded.