Hockey World Cup 2018 opens to the colorful opening ceremony!

Bollywood superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit and Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman entertained the crowd at the opening ceremony of Men’s Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday.

The opening ceremony, which was almost a three-hour long affair, conveyed a powerful message of “oneness of humanity”.

The ceremony showcased first-of-its-kind theatrical production – The Earth Song, which beautifully depicted the theme of the ceremony.

The Hockey World Cup 2018 opening ceremony conveyed a powerful message of “oneness of humanity”.

Shah Rukh Khan had a special message for all the 16 teams participating in the spoting extravaganza.

He even performed his famous ‘Sattar minutes’ dialogue from his film ‘Chak de India’.

Mother Earth is a powerful character and to rise as her at a world stage by way of a live performance was a challenge and a unique opportunity.”

India opens their World Cup campaign against South Africa on Wednesday.




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