She may not be a star of bhangra music or bollywood movies, but as one of the biggest names in popular music right now, Katy Perry is likely to be a welcome addition to the IPL opening night line up, and a major coup for the event’s organisers who’ll no doubt be congratulating themselves on bagging an international star.
India is famously fanatical about its love of cricket, and the opening night of the Indian Premier League in Chennai on April 3rd is one of the biggest nights of the year. Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan had been revealed as one of the performers on the night, however it’s now understood Big B will also be hosting the whole event.
Other famous faces from the world of bollywood scheduled to appear at the star studded event early next month include Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor and Salman Khan who are all expected to take to the stage to entertain the IPL players and guests at the opening night.
26-year-old Perry is obviously excited at the prospect of performing at the high profile event as the One That Got Away singer took to her Twitter account last week to write, “Put on your dancing shoes, I’m all set to bring it @ IPL Opening Night!” The American pop star is no stranger to India as she chose to wed her now ex husband, Russell Brand, in the country back in 2010 after the couple first got engaged in India while on holiday.