Mumbai: Actors Saif Ali Khan and Neha Dhupia are among those who will perform during the opening ceremony of the Bridgestone World Series Hockey in Chandigarh on February 29.

Singers Mika and Harshdeep Kaur too would be part of the event that would be conceptualised by Wizcraft Entertainment, a media release said on Sunday.

"I look forward to being a part of the opening ceremony of World Series Hockey. The association of 'Agent Vinod' with this action-packed event was more of an emotional reason as my grandfather, Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, represented India in hockey," Saif said.

"We have put together a star-studded opening ceremony to match the scale of any global sporting event. This is a first for hockey in India and the grand opening will be a perfect cocktail of unmatched entertainment and top drawer sporting action," said Yannick Colaco, COO of Nimbus Sport.

The Bridgestone World Series Hockey will be held from February 29 to April 2, 2012, and will involve 200 leading players -- Indian and international -- who will showcase their talent in 59 matches.

The eight venues for the inaugural edition of the league are Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Jalandhar, Mumbai and Pune.

Chandigarh Comets will face-off against Bhopal Badshahs in the first tie of the tournament on their home ground.