Shahrukh Khan at IPL 2014 opening ceremony
Shahrukh Khan at the IPL 2014 opening ceremony TiigraKsya/twitter

Shahrukh Khan was at his entertaining best at the IPL 2014 gala dinner in Abu Dhabi on the night of April 15.

SRK along with Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone were in top form as they charmed the guests and performed some of their hit songs.

The sit-down dinner was a glamorous prelude to the cricket beginning on Wednesday in the capital, reports Gulfnews.

"What a wonderful city Abu Dhabi is. I need to thank them for hosting us and being so warm and gracious," said Khan as a dazzling display of fireworks went off around him.

"I wish all the players the very best and I can't wait to see them create magic on the field," said Khan. He also thanked Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth And Community Development, for his support.

Khan who engaged in some on-stage banter with the players also later tweeted:

While Padukone didn't take the microphone to interact with the guests, she made up for it by dancing like a dream to catchy numbers from some of her blockbuster movies including Ram Leela and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.