IPL 2018 opening ceremony: Ranveer Singh backs out, Varun Dhawan and Hrithik Roshan all set to rock the showhttps://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/ipl-2018-opening-ceremony-varun-dhawan-ranveer-singh-5120521/

IPL 2018 opening ceremony: Ranveer Singh backs out, Varun Dhawan and Hrithik Roshan all set to rock the show

While there are reports that Parineeti Chopra and Jacqueline Fernandez will set the stage on fire at IPL's opening ceremony for this year, Varun Dhawan's presence at the ceremony has already been confirmed. However, actor Ranveer Singh had to back out of the event due to a shoulder injury.

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Varun Dhawan and Hrithik Roshan have been confirmed to perform at IPL opening ceremony this year.

The 11th edition of the Indian Premier League is all set to kick start in Mumbai on April 7 and looks like its opening ceremony will be a star-studded affair as always. While there are reports that Parineeti Chopra and Jacqueline Fernandez will set the stage on fire, Varun Dhawan and Hrithik Roshan’s presence at the ceremony has already been confirmed.

An official spokesperson for the actor revealed that despite him being involved in various Bollywood projects including October and Sui Dhaaga, Dhawan is taking out time to rehearse for the gala event. A picture from the rehearsals with Hrithik Roshan was also shared by someone from choreographer Shiamak’s team.

Reports were doing the rounds that Padmaavat actor Ranveer Singh has also been roped in to perform the closing act at the ceremony. But unfortunately, due to a shoulder injury, the actor will not be able to join Dhawan on April 7.

A statement released by the Padmaavat actor on April 2 stated, “After multiple medical check-ups, the doctors have strongly advised Ranveer Singh to not perform at this year’s IPL opening ceremony. They feel his high-energy performance would only strain his shoulder and aggravate the injury.”

In an earlier statement, Ranveer’s spokesperson had said, “Ranveer Singh injured his shoulder during a football match and he has been advised by the doctors to not strain himself for at least a month. However, Ranveer has refused to take any breaks from the ongoing shoot of Gully Boy as it is not physically tenuous. He is also in consultation with the doctors to advise him on whether he should perform at this year’s IPL opening ceremony where he was locked for delivering the finale act.”

In 2017, the Indian Premier League opening ceremony had taken place at eight different locations with actors like Tiger Shroff, Shraddha Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Disha Patani, Amy Jackson and Riteish Deshmukh performing at the venues.