WPL Opening Ceremony HIGHLIGHTS: Shah Rukh Khan sets stage on fire as focus shifts to cricket

WPL Opening Ceremony HIGHLIGHTS: Shah Rukh Khan sets stage on fire as focus shifts to cricket

Catch all the latest updates from the Women's Premier League 2024 (WPL 2024) opening ceremony in Bengaluru ahead of the first game

7.25 PM: Catch all the action live between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals here.

7.19 PM: The opening ceremony is finally over, and now the focus shifts to cricket. TOSS Time Soon. Thanks for joining us.

7.15 PM: The moment we all had been waiting for, cricketers are shaking a leg with KING KHAN.

7.12 PM: All the captains are now lining up on the stage, as the opening ceremony is coming to an end.

7.09 PM: In case, you missed the previous performances!

7.06 PM: And Shah Rukh Khan is here. He has gotten the crowd engaged with his initial address. WHAT A STAR!!

7.01 PM: Shahid Kapoor is now here to support his ‘Queendom’, last year’s champs Mumbai Indians. He has a grand, stylish entry.

7.00 PM: There you go!

6.56 PM: Varun Dhawan performs for his ‘Queendom’ UP Warriorz. Fans intently waiting for just one performance tonight, as the camera pans to Harman and Smriti once again. They’re surely enjoying the show.

6.54 PM: Who’s he looking at?

6.51 PM: And there we have Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur looking at Tiger Shroff. What are they discussing, one wonders?

6.49 PM: BCCI secretary Jay Shah in the house, with other board officials as well. This WPL 2 will be huge for Indian cricket.

6.48 PM: Look at him perform!

6.47 PM: Delhi boy Siddarth Malhotra performs for his favorite team, Delhi Capitals, as the crowd is enthralled.

6.43 PM: Kartik Aryan gets the proceedings started, performing for the Gujarat Giants.

6.35 PM: Look at this shining silverware!


6.22 PM: And all the other stars make their way slowly to the stadium. But the crowd is still waiting for Shah Rukh Khan to arrive.

6.18 PM: Bengaluru crowd is going berserk as Tiger Shroff spotted at the boundary, prepping for his performance.

6.10 PM: Mumbai Indians skipper Harmanpreet Kaur has claimed domestic players can earn National Team callups, if they perform well in the Women’s Premier League (WPL 2024).

6.00 PM: Even the stars have picked their favorite teams. Actor Kartik Aryan revealed Gujarat Titans as his favourite team while Varun Dhawan chose UP Warriorz. Kartik even revealed Shahid Kapoor’s favourite team was Mumbai Indians.

5.49 PM: We are just minutes away from witnessing the magic of Shah Rukh Khan, and other Bollywood stars, in close to half an hour. So brace yourselves.

5.42 PM: On Friday, WPL launched its new anthem as well, and it’s just a treat to the eyes.

5.36 PM: Other than Shah Rukh Khan, there will be other Bollywood royalty present at the WPL opening ceremony. Shahid Kapoor, Siddarth Malhotra, and Tiger Shroff, to name a few.

5.29 PM: Meanwhile, WPL 2024 edition will see a total of 22 matches being played, with the final slated to be held in Delhi on March 17.

5.22 PM: Who better to kick off the WPL 2024 celebrations than the King of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, who will perform at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, at the opening ceremony.

5.10 PM: And we are just hours away from the start of the WPL second edition. The teams to play the first match are Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians, in Bengaluru, but first it’s time for WPL opening ceremony.

The Women’s Premier League 2024 (WPL 2024) is all set to kick-off with a grand opening ceremony. Bollywood’s Badshah Shah Rukh Khan, alongside stars like Kartik Aaryan, Varun Dhawan and Siddharth Malhotra will headline the event. The ceremony will take place ahead of the DC vs MI opener at Bengaluru.

WPL 2024 opening ceremony

500 women will get a free entry to watch the opening ceremony.

At 7:30 p.m., the second WPL edition kickoff match will take place. Just one hour prior to that, the opening ceremony will take place. Delhi Capitals will be taking on the defending champs Mumbai Indians.

Celebrities to perform in WPL Opening Ceremony

  • 1. Shah Rukh Khan
  • 2. Shahid Kapoor
  • 3. Varun Dhawan
  • 4. Tiger Shroff
  • 5. Kartik Aaryan
  • 6. Sidharth Malhotra

WPL 2024 Opening Ceremony Details

Date: Froday, February 23

Timing: 6:30 PM IST onwards

Venue: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Streaming and Broadcast: JioCinema and Sports18

WPL 2023: What went down in the inaugural edition?

In 2023, the Women’s Premier League was unveiled. The tournament’s grand opening ceremony was held last year as well. Bollywood performers Kiara Advani and Kriti Shannon’s dance tracks enthralled the crowd at the DY Patil Stadium. Aside from them, AP Dhillon, a well-known singer, entertained the spectators in the gallery.


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