So the Indian Premier League has begun. We’re in for weeks and weeks of watching cheerleaders dancing, glamorous anchors being, well, glamorous, and studio discussions with many Paajis (at least two: there’s Sherry Paaji and Kapil Paaji). And oh yes, there’s the cricket too.
The opening ceremony in Eden Gardens, Kolkata, with acrobats and dancers and glittering lights, was basically focused on four performances – by Katrina Kaif (who initially came in an alarmingly voluminous golden gown, looking like something out of Grimm’s Fairy Tales; later she changed into more familiar Bollywood clothes), Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan and Pitbull. As a supporting act, there was Bappi Lahiri with his dark glasses and gold chains and Ustha Uthup with her gold-bordered Kanjeevaram sari