Katrina and Shilpa to perform at the closing ceremony of IPL 2009

The IPL mania is coming to an end with the tournament getting into its semi-final and final stage this weekend. While the action may have shifted to South Africa this year, it hasn’t dampened the euphoria which the tournament has managed to generate. Last year, the closing ceremony and finals held at Mumbai’s swanky D.Y.Patil stadium saw a breathtaking performance by Salman Khan.

This year too Bollywood will make its presence felt at the IPL finals despite the fact that none of 3 teams owned by the three Bollywood stars (SRK, Preity and Shilpa) has made it to the finals. While Sallu rocked the night last year during the IPL closing ceremony, this year Bollywood divas Katrina Kaif & Shilpa Shetty will be seen setting the stage on fire at Sunday’s finals at the Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg. Kats is scheduled to perform a medley of songs (including the Slumdog Millionaire track ‘Jai Ho’) in a special act choreographed by ace choreographer Shiamak Davar.

Speaking about performing in front of a huge cricket crazy audience, Katrina says, “I am very happy to perform at the closing ceremony of the IPL. It will be like walking the dream. It’s going to be the most televised show and I am really excited about it.” As for Shilpa, while her team Rajasthan Royals has failed to make it to the Final 4 this time around, the actress would nevertheless still be seen during the closing ceremony performing along side American R& B sensation Akon. With such a star-studded line-up of performers, not to mention a cracker of a match, this Sunday evening is indeed going to be entertainment galore for all cricket lovers.


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