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IPL 2018: Hrithik Roshan Likely to Replace Padmaavat Actor in Opening Ceremony

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Written by Varsha Pillai

The eleventh season of Indian Premier League is set to take India by storm. With the star-studded opening ceremony only days away, fans just can’t contain their excitement. According to recent reports, Ranveer Singh would be replaced by Hrithik Roshan in the 45-minute opening ceremony. Ranveer Singh injured his shoulder while playing for a charity football match.

The Padmaavat actor’s injury was confirmed by his spokesperson.

“Ranveer Singh has injured his shoulder during a football match and has been advised not to overstrain it for at least one month. Ranveer is, however, not taking any breaks and will continue shooting for ‘Gully Boy’ as per schedule.”

Hrithik Roshan had earlier captivated audiences with his energetic dance moves in 2015, while performing for the opening ceremony. Apart from Hrithik Roshan, Varun Dhawan, Parineeti Chopra, Jacqueline Fernandez, Prabhudeva and Mika Singh will add the sparkle factor to the opening ceremony. Board of Cricket Council of India (BCCI) strongly believe that these young superstars would connect with the audiences and attract millions of fans.

Various media outlets report that actors were paid hefty sums to perform in the opening ceremony. Ranveer Singh was offered 5 crores for his 5-minute performance while Varun Dhawan bagged the title of being the highest-paid star with a fee of 6 crores. Varun Dhawan has been taking practicing his dance moves for the opening ceremony and a video of the actor has surfaced online.

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Varsha Pillai

She’s human. At least that’s what she’ll tell you. Dare you tell her that she has a good sense of humor and be prepared to be the lab rat for all her lame jokes for the rest of your life. Apart from that, she’s got a master’s degree in ‘Being a 4 a.m. friend’ and is currently pursuing her PhD in making instant noodles.

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