WPL 2024: Shah Rukh Khan sets the stage on fire, talks about Naari Shakti

It was the opening ceremony of the Women's Premier League (WPL) and Shah Rukh Khan set the stage on fire. The much-awaited tournament began at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru on Friday.

Smriti Mandhana (Royal Challengers Bangalore), Harmanpreet Kaur (Mumbai Indians), Meg Lanning (Delhi Capitals), Beth Mooney (Gujarat Giants), and Alyssa Healy (UP Warriors) arrived on a chariot with the trophy, placing it on stage before striking SRK's signature pose alongside the actor.


Before his performance, SRK addressed the crowd about the power of 'Naari Shakti' (women empowerment). SRK commended women for breaking stereotypes and wished the WPL teams luck for their upcoming matches. He then welcomed everyone in his signature Pathaan style, saying, "Party agar Pathaan ke ghar rakhoge toh mehmaan nawazi ke liye Pathaan toh aaega hi". The superstar then enthralled the audience with his moves to the tunes of 'Jhomme Jo Pathaan' and 'Not Ramaiya Vastavaiya. SRK also met all the women teams a day prior during his rehearsals and the heartwarming visuals of his meeting also went viral. The actor motivated the team and extended his best wishes to them ahead of their opening clash. He was also spotted recreating his trademark pose with Meg Lanning, adding to the excitement of the moment.