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Powerhouse performer Ranveer Singh, who has mesmerised his fans with his energetic moves on songs like Khalibali, Malhari and Tattad Tattad, will not be performing at the opening ceremony of Indian Premier League 2018, confirmed his official spokesperson. Recently, the 32-year-old actor had suffered a shoulder injury during a football match. In an official statement issued to a leading news agency, Ranveer’s spokesperson said, “After multiple medical check-ups, the doctors have strongly advised Ranveer Singh to not perform at this year’s IPL opening ceremony in which he was doing the finale act. They feel his high-energy performance would only overstrain his shoulder and aggravate the injury.”
As stated earlier, Ranveer’s spokesperson reinstated that the superstar will continue shooting for his upcoming film Gully Boy opposite Alia Bhatt. “Ranveer will continue to shoot for ‘Gully Boy’ as per its shooting schedule which is not physically strenuous since only performance-based talkie scenes are left to be shot,” he added. Apart from Ranveer, Varun Dhawan, Parineeti Chopra and Jacqueline Fernandez have also been roped been to perform at the opening ceremony on April 7th, 2018.
If the latest reports are to believed, BCCI is keen on getting Hrithik Roshan on board after Ranveer’s exit. Speaking to CricketNext, a senior BCCI official revealed, “The BCCI is looking at Hrithik to woo the audience in what should be a stellar show. Having a performer like him will only raise the bar further. The official announcement should be done in a few days once the deal is signed. It is sad that Ranveer suffered an injury but we wish him a speedy recovery.” Along with Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy opposite Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh will also be starring in Rohit Shetty and Karan Johar’s film Simmba opposite debutant Sara Ali Khan and Kapil Dev’s biopic 83.