IPL 2023 Opening Ceremony – 3 amazing performances by Arijit Singh, Rashmika Mandanna and Tamannaah Bhatia – WATCH

Rashmika Mandanna, Tamannaah Bhatia, and singer Arijit Singh performed in the Narendra Modi stadium’s grand opening ceremony prior to the IPL 2023 season’s first match.

Three of India’s biggest cinema and singing talents, Rashmika Mandanna, Tamannaah Bhatia, and Arijit Singh, gave outstanding performances on Friday evening in Ahmedabad to kick off the 16th season of the Indian Premier League.

Arijit, a rising talent in the world of music, opened the ceremony. He sang all of the well-known songs from such films as Brahmastra, Pathaan, Ye Jawaani Hai Deewani, and Bhediya, among others.

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At the Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad, Arijit wrapped up his 25-minute singing performance with the song “Jeetega Jeetega India Jeetaga” from the Kabir Khan-directed movie 1983.

The next performer, Tamannaah, lit up the stage with her stunning movements to songs from all over India. She also performed a dance to Pushpa: The Rise’s famous “Oo Antava” track.

Rashmika danced to RRR’s “Saami Saami” track and the Oscar-winning “Naatu-Naatu” song as she followed the stellar performances by Arijit and Tamannaah.

The toss was conducted for the first game between the home team Gujarat Titans (GT) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) following the IPL 2023 opening ceremony.

GT captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and decided to bowl first. “New start, new season, quite exciting. Almost everyone in the country has got motivation from him (Dhoni). Been a fan and admirer of him. Want boys to enjoy it. Result will take care of itself. It’s different – I’ve left it in the coach. Ashu pa works all night on what needs to be done. I don’t know (combination for today),” said Pandya at the toss.

Dhoni said that he too would have liked to bowl first on this track. “We were also looking to bowl. Looks a good wicket and I don’t think it will change. Don’t know if there will be dew because it rained last night. You want to play in front of people. This stadium is twice the capacity of other stadiums. Fantastic atmohsphere. Preparation was good,” said MSD.