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By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 8.03.13

In town on Thursday for a TV show, the co-owner of the reigning IPL champs told Metro on the sidelines: “As of last night, it’s Jennifer Lopez…. Apart from her, we have our superstars… one to ghar ka jo hai, unko to dance karayenge hi (superstar in question: Shah Rukh Khan). Deepika (Padukone) and Katrina (Kaif) will also be there.”

What that means for the Kolkata Knight Riders fan is that if all goes well, on April 2, Salt Lake stadium will be rocked by JLo, SRK, Kat and Deepi!

How does that stack up against IPL 5’s opening night in Chennai last April? The foreign oomph came in the form of Katy Perry, sporting a bindi and maang teeka, who belted out hits like Fireworks and California Girls. This time, fingers crossed, JLo will shake her booty to On The Floor and much more.

And if Chennai had starred Amitabh Bachchan’s recitation, Priyanka Chopra’s moves and Kareena Kapoor’s grooves, Salman Khan’s Dhinka chika and Prabhudeva’s Muqabla, this time the spotlight will be on SRK and his leading ladies — Katrina (Jab Tak Hai Jaan) and Deepika (Om Shanti Om and on-the-floors Chennai Express). Plus, a plethora of Tollywood stars, of course.

And then, won’t there be Mamata Banerjee?

Text by Pramita Ghosh