Akhaya Kumar

Shahrukh Khan

Bhubaneswar: Bollywood sensations like Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif among others are all set to give a power packed performance at the grand opening of the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup at Kalinga Stadium on November 27.

A senior official of the state government involved in the hosting the world class sport event said a discussion was held with the two Bollywood stars and they have confirmed it.

Apart this, a Bollywood dance troupe has been roped in to perform in the opening ceremony.

Bollywood diva Katrina Kaif was also approached by the organisers but it is yet to be confirmed whether she is coming or not, the source further added.

Oscar-winning music director AR Rahman is going to compose the official anthem for the Hockey World Cup and belt it out during the opening ceremony. Veteran lyricist Gulzar is penning the anthem song. The song’s video will also be directed by Rahman.

If everything goes as per the plan, then Odisha will see the first so ever live performance of all these great stars on a single stage.

The fourteenth edition of the Men’s Hockey World Cup is slated to take place in Bhubaneswar from November 28 to December 15, 2018. A total of 16 countries are participating in the tournament and hoping to get the cup for their respected countries.

By Aditya Nayak