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EB make big plans

Calcutta: The countdown for East Bengal’s centenary year — 2020 — will start on December 21 with a gala ‘Star Nite’ in which Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha will perform at the Salt Lake Stadium.

Riding a horse with Sonakshi, Akshay will be seen in a red-and-gold jersey waving the club flag. Among other highlights, Soumitra Chatterjee will be part of the opening ceremony, while music composer Pritam will perform during the four-hour show.

Fifty-four thousand tickets are up for grabs from 80 counters across the city, including at the East Bengal and Mohammedan Sporting tents. The denomination for gallery tickets will be Rs 300, Rs 500 and Rs 900. There will be a fewer seats on the field in the denominations of Rs 3,000, Rs 5,000 and Rs 9,000.