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Major Lazer is joined by Shweta Pandit and they start with their famous track "Lean On."
Before Major Lazer's performance, Ranveer calls Jacqueline Fernandez, Katrina, Yo Yo Honey Singh and Dwaye Bravo to dance for "Champion."
Major Lazer is next
Ranveer Singh's performance has been energetic just like him. Started with a famous number from the move Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela, Tattad Tattad.
The pads and the gloves are off along with the bat and the helmet for the second track Tune Maari Entriyaan. It is followed by a Gallan Goodiyaan from Dil Dhadakne Do.
This, by far has been the best performance, on par with Dwayne Bravo's Champion. It would not have been a complete performance if there was no performance for the track from Bajirao Mastani. That was an amazing performance from Ranveer.
Ranveer Singh is the next one to perform. He has been introduced as show-stopper. Let us hope he lives up to it after a disappointing performance from Yo Yo Honey Singh.
Kings XI Punjab captain David Miller
"Obviously really excited. It is a dream come true to be a captain. It is a challenge for me."
Bollywood star Ranveer Singh is the next man to perform.
Unfortunately, it did not go as per the plan
Yo Yo Honey Singh is not having a great time in the middle. The lip sync for his own track is not working out for him.
His next performance is of his famous track "Manali Trance."
It is Indian rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh next.
DJ Bravo entertains with another track Chalo Chalo.
The smile on the player's face shows this has been the most awaited performance of this opening ceremony.
DJ Bravo is on the stage.
That was a brilliant performance by Katrina Kaif. The most awaited performance is up next. It is the "Champion," who will be walking to the stage.
The next dance if for Afghan Jalebi from the movie Phantom .