Photos: The grand Indian Premier League opening ceremony

Movies | | April 3, 2013, 11:04 am
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IPL is known for its grand canvas and showmanship.

IPL is known for its grand canvas and showmanship.

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Shah Rukh Khan's team KKR has won its first match in this year's IPL.

Shah Rukh Khan's team KKR has won its first match in this year's IPL.

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Gautam Gambhir receives the trophy during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on April 2 2013.

Gautam Gambhir receives the trophy during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on April 2 2013.

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Pitbull performs during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on April 2 2013.

Pitbull performs during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on April 2 2013.

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The Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony was held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on the April 2, 2013.<br><br>West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee opens proceedings with N Srinivathsan (President BCCI) and Rajeev Shukla, Chairman, IPL during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony.

The Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony was held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on the April 2, 2013.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee opens proceedings with N Srinivathsan (President BCCI) and Rajeev Shukla, Chairman, IPL during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony.

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Shah Rukh Khan performs during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on April 2 2013.

Shah Rukh Khan performs during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on April 2 2013.

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Deepika Padukone during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on April 2, 2013.

Deepika Padukone during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on April 2, 2013.

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Shah Rukh Khan performs during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on April 2 2013.

Shah Rukh Khan performs during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on April 2 2013.

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Katrina Kaif performs during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on April 2 2013.

Katrina Kaif performs during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on April 2 2013.

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Shah Rukh Khan performs during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on April 2 2013.

Shah Rukh Khan performs during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on April 2 2013.

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Pitbull performs during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on April 2 2013.

Pitbull performs during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on April 2 2013.

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Shah Rukh Khan performs during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on the April 2 2013.

Shah Rukh Khan performs during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on the April 2 2013.

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni of Chennai Super Kings must be devising a new strategy for this year's IPL.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni of Chennai Super Kings must be devising a new strategy for this year's IPL.

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Deepika Padukone during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.

Deepika Padukone during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.

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Deepika Padukone performs during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.

Deepika Padukone performs during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.

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GV during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on the April 2 2013.

GV during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on the April 2 2013.

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The nine captains line up after signing the MCC Spirit of Cricket board during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on the April 2 2013.

The nine captains line up after signing the MCC Spirit of Cricket board during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on the April 2 2013.

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Entertainers perform during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on April 2, 2013.

Entertainers perform during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on April 2, 2013.

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Pitbull performs during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on the April 2 2013.

Pitbull performs during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on the April 2 2013.

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Katrina Kaif performs during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on the April 2 2013.

Katrina Kaif performs during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on the April 2 2013.

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Shah Rukh Khan performs during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on the April 2 2013.

Shah Rukh Khan performs during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on the April 2 2013.

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Katrina Kaif performs during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on the April 2 2013.

Katrina Kaif performs during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on the April 2 2013.

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Katrina Kaif performs during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on the April 2 2013.

Katrina Kaif performs during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on the April 2 2013.

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Usha Uthup, Shah Rukh Khan and Bappi Lahiri perform during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on April 2 2013.

Usha Uthup, Shah Rukh Khan and Bappi Lahiri perform during the Pepsi Indian Premier League opening ceremony held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on April 2 2013.

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Who can forget Mamata Banerjee and SRK's celebration after KKR's win in the finals of last year's IPL?

Who can forget Mamata Banerjee and SRK's celebration after KKR's win in the finals of last year's IPL?

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Rahul Dravid was seen engrossed in his thoughts at the ceremony.

Rahul Dravid was seen engrossed in his thoughts at the ceremony.