Kochi: A packed Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here witnessed a gala opening of the fourth edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) on Friday evening.

Presence of actors Mammootty, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif raised the glamour quotient of the opening ceremony to new levels.

Salman, who made a blockbuster entry on a bicycle, set the temperatures soaring in company of Katrina Kaif as both performed on the makeshift venue at the centre of the pitch

Apart from them, as many as 350 artists too enthralled the audience, adding further flavour to the occasion.

Further, Sachin Tendulkar and Blasters captain Jhingan entered the venue as the Blasters’ promo song played in the background.

Sachin’s wife Anjali, ATK co-owner Sourav Ganguly and ISL founding chairperson Nita Ambani too were present.