Pritam, Ash King in Kolkata for IPL-8 opening ceremony

Music composer Pritam who landed in the city on Monday to perform at the star-studded Indian Premier League (IPL-8) inaugural, said it felt good to be back home.

“Landed in Kolkata. Performing in @IPL opening ceremony. Always feels good to come back home,” Pritam wrote on social networking site Twitter.

Bollywood actors Hrithik Roshan, Shahid Kapoor and Anushka Sharma are set to enthrall audiences at the glitzy opening ceremony of the eighth chapter of the league at the Salt Lake Stadium here on Tuesday.

During the two-hour long show, actor-director Farhan Akhtar will belt out songs with his band while actor Saif Ali Khan, Indian cricketing legend Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi’s son, will host the show and introduce the cricketers and stars.

Pritam who is incharge of the overall music of the ceremony will also be performing live.

In addition, Ash King (born Ashutosh Ganguly), the London-based Indian-origin singer, will also be part of Pritam’s act.

“Hello Kolkata. Im back thanks to Pritam, for part of his IPL Launch performance which is showing LIVE across the WHOLE WORLD tomorrow!,” King tweeted.

He made his playback singing debut in director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s movie “Delhi-6” and has belted hits for movies like “Aisha”, “Dum Maaro Dum”, “Bang Bang!” and others.

Inputs by IANS