Bhubaneswar: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan arrived in Bhubaneswar this evening to participate in the second phase of the inaugural function of Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup at Barabati Stadium in Odisha’s Cuttack on Wednesday.
The Bhaijaan of Bollywood reached at the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here at around 6.21 pm. State government officials and senior policemen welcomed Salman at the airport.
Later, at around 6.40 pm, he was escorted out of the airport amid tight security and was taken to Cuttack by road.
Thousands of fans, who were waiting at the airport to a get glimpse of their favourite star, went berserk after seeing the Dabangg star getting into the car.
Yesterday, Salman took to Twitter and uploaded a video in which he can be seen confirming his presence at the function.
“Happy to join Hockey Men’s World Cup Celebrations 2018 in the millennium city of Cuttack on November 28, 2018. Come let’s cheer for the world’s best and make it memorable!!,” he tweeted.
Actors like Madhuri Dixit Nene, Shah Rukh Khan and music maestro A.R. Rahman on Tuesday performed at the opening ceremony, which took place at Bhubaneswar’s Kalinga Stadium.
During the world cup, a city fest will be organized from December 1 to 16. Musicians and singers, including Vishal and Shekhar, Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Farhan Akhtar, Shaan, Shreya Ghoshal, Sona Mohapatra, Rituraj Mohanty, the Noorani Sisters and Krishna Beura, will also perform over the course of the festival.