Behind the Scenes: IPL Season 9 Opening Ceremony

Exclusive red carpet images of the IPL Season 9 Opening Ceremony in Mumbai.

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Sakshi Dhoni, Irfan Pathan and his wife walk down the red carpet. (Photo: Yogen Shah)

It was raining stars as the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) kicked off with a glittering Opening Ceremony on Friday at Mumbai. For long, the IPL has been a fusion of Bollywood and the cricketing world, and it was no different this year.

We bring to you exclusive moments from the red carpet of this star-studded event.

<b>Bollywood actress and Co-Owner of Kings XI Punjab Preity Zinta was one of the first celebrities to walk on the carpet.&nbsp;</b>(Photo: Yogen Shah)
Bollywood actress and Co-Owner of Kings XI Punjab Preity Zinta was one of the first celebrities to walk on the carpet. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
<b>Irfan Pathan who recently married Safa Baid also made a red carpet entry.&nbsp;</b>(Photo: Yogen Shah)
Irfan Pathan who recently married Safa Baid also made a red carpet entry. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
<b>How can Mrs Dhoni be left behind? </b>(Photo: Yogen Shah)
How can Mrs Dhoni be left behind? (Photo: Yogen Shah)
<b>Ronit Roy was also spotted with his wife Neelam Singh. </b>(Photo: Yogen Shah)
Ronit Roy was also spotted with his wife Neelam Singh. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
<b>And then there was our ‘Champion’ DJ Bravo with Bollywood singing sensation Ankit Tiwari. </b>(Photo: Yogen Shah)
And then there was our ‘Champion’ DJ Bravo with Bollywood singing sensation Ankit Tiwari. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
<b>Our very own Sanju Baba was also present with his wife Manyata Dutt. </b>(Photo: Yogen Shah)
Our very own Sanju Baba was also present with his wife Manyata Dutt. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
<b>Newly-wed Geeta Basra also graced the occasion... </b>(Photo: Yogen Shah)
Newly-wed Geeta Basra also graced the occasion... (Photo: Yogen Shah)
<b>...of course with her husband Harbajan Singh. </b>(Photo: Yogen Shah)
...of course with her husband Harbajan Singh. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
<b>Jonty Rhodes looked like a gentleman ruling the red carpet. </b>(Photo: Yogen Shah)
Jonty Rhodes looked like a gentleman ruling the red carpet. (Photo: Yogen Shah)

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