Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018 Inaugurated at Kalinga Stadium


Bhubaneswar: The Kalinga Stadium was in vibrant colours after the grand opening ceremony of the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup kicked off with a laser show with an army of drones and fire crackers on Tuesday.

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan arrived standing on a chariot, talking to the crowd, before he signed off on the stage with the captains of the 16 participating teams. He then delivered his famous dialogue from his iconic movie ‘Chak De India’.

Bollywood Diva Madhuri Dixit’s act, a tribute to mother earth, was also one of the best directed shows. It was a fusion showcasing eastern and western classical dances. 800 students from various schools and colleges were also the part of the performance.

The performance of music maestro A R Rahman accompanied by many renowned musicians and the troupe left the audience spellbound.

The opening ceremony ended with the official song of the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018, sung and composed by Rahman, written by veteran writer Gulzar featuring Shah Rukh Khan in the video.