As the country gears up for two-month long football extravaganza, second edition of the Hero Indian Super League, a colourful ceremony will flag off the first match between the defending champions, Atletico de Kolkata and the home team Chennaiyin FC, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, in Chennai, on Saturday.
A grand opening ceremony has been planned and actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, ready with her Bollywood comeback film Jazbaa, will add a dose of glamour at the opener, in which her husband Abhishek Bachchan co-owns a franchise. Aishwarya will perform to a medley of her songs.
Apart from the Bollywood acts, the show will feature 500 dancers and 2,000 participants.
AR Rahman has worked on a special project with his choir for the player walk out that will lead up to the National Anthem at the ceremony.