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Highlights, Hockey World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony: Bollywood mesmerise Bhubaneswar

While Shah Rukh Khan shared his words of wisdom with the team captains, Madhuri Dixit put up an elegant performance while AR Rahman belted out a few hit numbers.

Written by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: November 27, 2018 22:13 IST ]
Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and AR Rahman will perform in

Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and AR Rahman will perform in the opening ceremony

Live Stream Hockey World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony: India will be hosting the FIH Hockey World Cup for the third time in the history. Mumbai hosted the tournament in 1982 while New Delhi did the honours in 2010. The top 16 teams in the world will fight it out in the 14th edition of the tournament, which will run from November 28 to December 16. The Kalinga Stadium, where the colourful inaugural programme is scheduled to be held and the matches played, is ready with flags of the participating countries already hoisted. Stars of the tinsel town are expected to be present and perform at the inaugural ceremony on Tuesday at the Kalinga Stadium here.

Time and Venue: The Hockey World Cup opening ceremony will begin at 18.30 PM IST (6.30 PM Local Time) at the Kalinga stadium in Odisha. 

Performance: Shah Rukh Khan, AR Rahman and Madhuri Dixit are slated in to perform in the opening ceremony.

TV Coverage of Opening Ceremony: Star Sports Network has the broadcasting rights for the 2018 Hockey World Cup alongside Doordarshan.

Live Stream Opening Ceremony: The official Youtube channel of International Hockey Federation (FIH) and Hotstar will air the live streaming of 2018 Hockey World Cup opening ceremony.

Highlights, Hockey World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony Live from Bhubaneswar

And that's all for today. The excitement begins from tomorrow onwards. The opening ceremony was truly wonderful, with wise words and advice from Shah Rukh Khan, to Madhuri Dixit's superb and elegant role as Mother Earth in a beautifully choreographed dance, to AR Rahman belting out a few hit songs before the anthem. Here are the highlights as the event happened. 

20.19 IST: Rahman perform's his hit song ' Dil Se' 

20.18 IST: India's favourite and Oscar winner, AR Rahman is live! 

India Tv - Hockey World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony: AR Rahman perfoms World Cup's anthem, 'Jai Hind' 

Hockey World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony: AR Rahman perfoms World Cup's anthem, 'Jai Hind' 

20.14 IST: 

20.06 IST: Madhuri Dixit as Mother Earth. 

 India Tv - Hockey World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony: Madhuri captivates with her elegant performance

Hockey World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony: Madhuri captivates with her elegant performance

19.58 IST: 

India Tv - Hockey World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony: Madhuri captivates with her elegant performance

Hockey World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony: Madhuri captivates with her elegant performance

19.51 IST: 

19.35 IST: The beautiful and elegant Madhuri Dixit performs an original production, the Earth song.

India Tv - Hockey World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony: Madhuri captivates with her elegant performance

Hockey World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony: Madhuri captivates with her elegant performance

India Tv - Live Stream Hockey World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony: Madhuri captivates with her elegant performance

Live Stream Hockey World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony: Madhuri captivates with her elegant performance

19.23 IST: 

19.13 IST: King Khan is at the Kalinga Stadium. 

India Tv - Live Stream Hockey World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony: Shah Rukh shares a few words of wisdom

Live Stream Hockey World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony: Shah Rukh shares a few words of wisdom

India Tv - Live Stream Hockey World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony: Shah Rukh, Madhuri set to perform in Bhubaneswar

Live Stream Hockey World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony: Shah Rukh, Madhuri set to perform in Bhubaneswar

19.03 IST: Each nation's captain is present at the event, along with a child to promote the sport. 

18.56 IST: The Odisha Prime Minister Naveen Patnaik opens the Hockey World Cup. 

India Tv - Odisha Prime Minister opens the Hockey World Cup

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Odisha Prime Minister opens the Hockey World Cup

18.45 IST: A drone light performance before the main event of the ceremony

18.37 IST: 

18.35 IST: The elegant Madhuri Dixit during a rehearsal session. 

India Tv - Madhuri Dixit during a practice session before the ceremony

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Madhuri Dixit during a practice session before the ceremony

18.27 IST: The Kalinga Stadium is beautifully set up. Here's a view.

India Tv - Live Stream Odisha Hockey World Cup: When And Where To Watch Opening Ceremony Featuring bollywood celebrities AR Rahman, Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit

Live Stream Odisha Hockey World Cup: When And Where To Watch Opening Ceremony Featuring bollywood celebrities AR Rahman, Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit

18.18 IST: Choreographer Shiamak Davar is present at the event. 

18.17 IST: 

18.13 IST: Legends of the 1975 Hockey World Cup winning team are present. What an occasion to have them. 

18.09 IST: King Khan is here at Bhubaneshwar! 

18.00 IST: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Hockey World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony live from Bhubaneswar. It is expected that the colourful ceremony will begin from 18.30 IST (6.30 PM Local Time) and the event will surely be a star-studded evening. 

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