LUCKNOW: Cricket, football, golf and now hockey. Bollywood surely seems to be in the mood to promote every sport equally, and on a war-footing, these days. No wonder even Bollywood beauties like foreign imports Katrina Kaif and Nargis Fakhri have jumped onto the sporty bandwagon!
The opening ceremony of the Hero Hockey India League (HHIL) saw these two British and American imports, Katrina Kaif and Nargis Fakhri respectively, burn the dance floor with their scintillating performances. Katrina Kaif chose a desi avatar in her quest to fit in with the rest of the country, as she grooved to her popular numbers on stage. In contrast, Nargis’ performance was from her debut (and only) film ‘Rockstar’, which saw the Czech-American-Kashmiri beauty dance to popular ‘Katiya Karun’ and other songs.
The opening ceremony of the HHIL began at sharp 10 am at the Dhyan Chand Stadium, Kursi Road in Lucknow. Fans of this small-town were treated to electrifying acts by the above said Bollywood actresses, and also by ace choreographer and dance trainer Shiamak Davar’s magnificent troupe of dancers. Shiamak’s fabulous dance company put forth a high-octane performance for the audience to witness and enjoy.
The first match of the season will be between Uttar Pradesh Wizards’ and Delhi Wave Riders. This season of the HHIL will be a mélange of hockey and entertainment excellence, which will see several Bollywood celebrities in attendance.