Mumbai: He may not comprehend the language but that's hardly a deterrent for Shah Rukh Khan. The star will get jiggy to Tamil tracks for his opening ceremony performance at the Indian Premier League 2011 tonight.
As the setting is Chennai, a local flavour is being imparted to King Khan's show. Popular Tamil tracks have been selected for the star to groove on which will also be a singularly unique experience for him.
King Khan to rock opening ceremony of IPL with Shriya Saran.
All this while he has danced to his B-Town tracks, so watching him move to South tracks will also be a unique experience for the audience.
SRK will do the finale segment of the opening ceremony along with actress Shriya Saran. Their act will also include some of his Bollywood tracks.
The opening ceremony event is being managed by Wizcraft with SRK's act coordinated by Cineyug.
Says a source, "Shah Rukh will enter the stadium in an army tank. There is a fusion in store for the audience."
The star's moves are being choreographed by Ganesh Hegde.
SRK & Shriya will get jiggy to...
The Tamil tracks include...
Naakka Mukka which was played during the inaugural ceremony of World Cup cricket
Ringa Ringa (not the Slumdog Millionaire track)
The Bollywood tracks include...
The title track of Chak De! India
Marjani Marjani and Love Mera Hit Hit from Billu Barber
King Khan will groove to a hip hop track, It's Awesome, composed by Raju Singh
The Other Acts
Taufiq Qureshi opens the show with a tabla recital
UK-based artiste Raghav will perform Angel Eyes
Kunal Ganjawalla croons World Hold On from the movie Mission Istanbul
Manasi Scott, Akriti Kakad and Sona Mahapatra will jam together Aaa Dekhe Zara
Sunidhi Chauhan will render the Ainvayi Ainvayi track from Band Baaja Baraat, Dhoom Machale, Dance Pe Chance as well as Heartbeat which she recorded with Enrique Inglesais.