Ranveer Singh injures shoulder, won’t perform at IPL opener


MUMBAI: Bollywood star Ranveer Singh, who was scheduled to perform at the opening ceremony of the forthcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season, has hurt himself and will not be able to dance at the event.

Ranveer had injured his shoulder during a football match. He has been strictly advised by doctors to avoid performing at the cricket tournament’s opening ceremony on April 7.

“After multiple medical checkups, the doctors have strongly advised Ranveer Singh not to perform at this year’s IPL opening ceremony in which he was doing the grand finale act. They feel his high-energy performance would only overstrain his shoulder and aggravate the injury,” the actor’s spokesperson said in a statement.

However, Ranveer’s shoot for Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy has not been disrupted. “Ranveer will continue to shoot for Gully Boy as per its shooting schedule which is not physically strenuous since only performance-based talkie scenes are left to be shot,” the spokesperson added.

The actor is also working in Rohit Shetty’s cop film Simbaa and Kabir Khan’s sports drama 83, in which he will portray former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev.