Shilpa to join R&B artist Akon at IPL finale

By Fakir Hassen

Johannesburg, May 21 (IANS) Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty will join American R&B sensation Akon as he sings his Grammy award winning "Smack That" at the closing ceremony of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Wanderers here Sunday night.

Organisers also said here Wednesday that Katrina Kaif will join a troupe of Indian and South African dancers led by award-winning choreographer Shiamak Davar to perform the Oscar-winning A.R. Rahman song "Jai Ho" from "Slumdog Millionaire".

The two actors will be the only ones performing at the finale, ending widespread speculation here that a bevy of Bollywood beauties would feature at the closing ceremony.

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