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ISL 2016 Opening Ceremony Live updates with photos and videos

Updated: 01 October 2016 18:16 IST - Published: 01 October 2016 17:14 IST
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Join us for the game here.

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The opening ceremony ends. The grounds gets cleared for the game.

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CM of Assam and former sports minister, Sarbananda Sonowal watches the show from the VVIP stands. 

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The tournament is inaugurated in the presence of Varun Dhawan, John Abraham, PV Sindhu, Ranbir Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni.

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The Stadium is lit up with a host of firecrackers and lights. 

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Nita Ambani after a shortish speech, says those magic words - Let's Football.

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Olympic medallist PV Sindhu called onto the stage.

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Traditional 'Khol Taal' dance and other traditional drums being played at the background. 

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A host of independent artists are on stage, and they line up in the formation of the Indian map. Beautiful.

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Alia Bhat joins the duo of Varun Dhawan and Jacqueline Fernandez to the stage to dance on the tunes of "Let's Football".

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Varun Dhawan's routine leads to a dance routine by Jacqueline Fernandez, who is welcomed by a rapturous reception. 

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A light and sound show, it is as beautiful as it gets with that. Plus the atmosphere at the stadium is absolutely insane.

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Alia Bhat has started the show her dance routine, and Varun Dhawan joins her with his trademark Dhishoom dance.

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Abhishek Bachan has joined John Abraham on stage. MS Dhoni joins them. Sachin Tendulkar enters in an elephant-shaped auto. John Abraham read the ISL pledge in the presence of Sachin, Abhishek and MS Dhoni. 

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Jacquline starts the show, with a 'matlabi' dance. 

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A colourful entrance, and the colours keep on coming.

A colourful entrance, and the colours keep on coming.

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The Ceremony is on, John Abraham starts it all off. Entering the stadium in a trademark bike on the tune of Dhoom, the crowd goes nuts.

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NorthEast United supporters making a run for it! Caught in the act.

NorthEast United supporters making a run for it! Caught in the act.

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Wish you could feel the atmosphere at the stadium! It is absolutely insane.

Wish you could feel the atmosphere at the stadium! It is absolutely insane.

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Sachin Tendulkar, Nita Ambani, MS Dhoni have all arrived at the venue.

Sachin Tendulkar, Nita Ambani, MS Dhoni have all arrived at the venue.

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"Come on ra Blasters"

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Kerala Blasters supporters have travelled from Calicut to watch the game in Guwahati, for those who are wondering, it is 3,254 kms away.

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The essence of the ISL is captured by the spirit of the fans, and no other set of supporters embody the spirit as the Kerala and NothEast supporters. The stadium is buzzing.

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The ISL opening ceremony is set to begin at 5:30 pm, though the telecast is set to start from 6:15 pm.