2018 IPL opening ceremony has full of star-cast; one will be paid one-fourth of the budget
By Sandy - Mar 27, 2018 1:54 pm
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The 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) opening ceremony is just more than a week away. Some of the top current Bollywood stars will perform in that opening ceremony which will be held on April 7 at Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai). According to the report, one of them will be paid one-fourth of the opening ceremony budget.

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According to the reports, Ranveer Singh, Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Parineeti Chopra and Tamanna Bhatia will perform in the opening ceremony of the eleventh edition of IPL. Mika Singh and Prabhudeva will also entertain the fans during that ceremony.

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Talking about the opening ceremony, a senior BCCI official told CricketNext, “Ranveer, 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.

“It is always about starting well and the job is half done. The idea of having different opening ceremonies at different venues did not go down too well with the audience last time around, so this is the plan this time.”

Talking about the total budget and the distribution method of that, the official quoted, “See, the budget is Rs 20 crore and that has been approved. Now, let us not get into minute details on who is being paid what for how long. As long as we are able to give you guys a show worth remembering, there shouldn’t be anything to complain about. We believe that this opening ceremony will just like in previous years, set the tone on what is expected to be a thrilling tournament over the next 50 days.”

However, he didn’t mention that which celebrity will be paid how much.

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Meanwhile, there is a rumor that Bollywood star Ranveer Singh will be paid INR 5 crore for his 15 minutes on stage performance. If it is true, then the amount is one-fourth of the allocated budget for that ceremony performance.

A close source of the organizers told Hindustan Times, “He will be shaking a leg for about 15 minutes, but the organizing team was always clear that they wanted Ranveer as a performer, and that’s why he has been offered such a huge amount. His appeal cuts across cities, age-groups and has an equally big fan-following among men and women. That’s why the organizers felt that he is the perfect fit for the performance at this year’s IPL opening ceremony.”