Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said the state is looking forward to welcome superstar Shah Rukh Khan at the opening ceremony of the Men's Hockey World Cup here on November 27.
"Delighted to share that @iamsrk's #HeartBeatsFor Hockey and he has come forward to support Indian hockey & #HockeyWorldCup2018 in #Bhubaneswar. Kalinga Stadium & #Odisha look forward to welcoming you, Mr Khan at the #OdishaHWCOpeningCeremony on 27th November 2018 #AbBasHockey," Patnaik wrote on Twitter.
A few Indian hockey players had earlier asked the actor via video on Twitter whether he would be a part of the hockey tournament and support it.
"I wish you and our team the best. Hockey is the pride of India. We will cheer Chak De India! Thank you for thinking of me. #HeartBeatsForHockey," Khan said on his Twitter handle.
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