ISL 2015 opening ceremony: As it happened

The ISL opener gets underway tonight which will be preceded by a glitzy opening ceremony.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 3, 2015 6:38:07 pm
Indian Super League, Indian Super League 2015, 2015 Indian Super League, ISL 2015, 2015 Indian Super League, Football News, Football Atletico de Kolkata take on Chennaiyin FC in ISL opener on Saturday. (Source: PTI)

The second season of the Indian Super League gets underway on Saturday as Atletico de Kolkata take on Chennaiyin FC in their own den. But before that, a glitzy affair is set to take place. Catch all the live updates of the glitzy opening ceremony HERE.

Live Updates:

When Aishwariya Rai comes back & lights up the #HeroISL stage, we all know what is in store for the season. #CHEvsATK #LetsFootball #ATK

— Atlético de Kolkata (@atletidekolkata) October 3, 2015

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1830 hrs IST: And that will be it! Short and sweet. The ISL second season gets underway in 20 minutes from now.

1828 hrs IST: And the moment everyone was waiting for, Superstar Rajnikanth takes centrestage, hugs Aishwarya, crowd goes berserk!

1824 hrs IST: “Together with your support we will make ISL a success,” says Nita Ambani.

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1819 hrs IST: And Amitabh Bachchan can’t stop clapping as his daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is on stage—performing!

1817 hrs IST: Representative of ATK is also there but among them is not Sourav Ganguly who is in Mumbai for BCCI SGM.

1816 hrs IST: Abhishek Bachchan is on the stage after a power-packed performance form Alia Bhatt.

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1807 hrs IST: Chennai crowd on their feet as Alia Bhatt is introduced by the host Arjun Kapoor.

1806 hrs IST: Rajnikanth and Mukesh Ambani in presence.

1805 hrs IST: Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor will be hosting the ceremony.

The days leading to the opening ceremony:

A year later, recalling those 15 minutes of fame

Indian Super League, Indian Super League 2015, 2015 Indian Super League, ISL 2015, 2015 Indian Super League, Football News, Football Romeo Fernandes scored three goals for FC Goa and made two assists as they reached the semifinals.

Romeo Fernandes would be wondering where did it all go so awfully wrong. A year ago, he was easily the country’s most promising young player. And if the ISL is any parameter, then he had passed that test too. He scored three goals for FC Goa and made two assists as they reached the semifinals.

FC Pune City to face Mumbai City FC in ISL opener at Balewadi stadium on October 5 

Indian Super League, Indian Super League 2015, 2015 Indian Super League, ISL 2015, 2015 Indian Super League, Football News, Football The second season of FC Pune City kicks off on October 5 and though the team certainly looks stronger on paper than last year, doubts can be cast over the improvement of the pitch and the facilities at the stadium. (Source: Express File)

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