Katy Perry turns Bollywood queen as she gets to grips with cricketer Doug Bollinger at Indian Premier League opening
22:02 GMT, 3 April 2012
Heading back to the country where she was proposed to and subsequently got married could have been a painful experience.
However, Katy Perry seemed rejuvenated last night, as she took to the stage and opened the Indian Premier League.
The 27-year-old was back to her best as she put herself in a compromising position with international cricketer Doug Bollinger.
Good grip: Katy Perry opened the Indian Premier League in Chennai, last night, and got close to cricketer Doug Bollinger
Taking centre stage at the YMCA College of Physical Education Grounds, in Nandanam, Chennai, Perry had her groove back as she entertained the audience with her cheeky sense of humour and provocative dancing.
The Californian girl called Australian cricketer Bollinger up and asked him to show her how to hold a cricket bat.
The 30-year-old bowler looked surprised at first when Perry pulled his arms around her, but he quickly got into the swing of things and lapped up the opportunity.
Lucky man: Australian cricketer Doug was happy to be on stage with the California Gurls singer
Katy gave a storming performance of Teenage Dreams and tried to respect local customs by not revealing too much skin during the raunchy performance.
However, as well as the flirty stunt with Bollinger, she kept pulses racing with her Bollywood inspired costume.
She wore a pair of pink shorts which were partially covered by some transparent material, and she teamed that with a heavily sequined crop top.
The Firework singer also wore bindis above both eyebrows which completed her Indian princess look.
Colourful: Katy wore a Bollywood inspired outfit that just about kept her toned body covered
Katy was clearly loving being back in India, and even the jet lag she had suffered wasn't getting her down.
She said on Twitter: ' Almost fell asleep in my curry last night, no joke. Woke up feeling SO much better after a fresh meditate…feels appropriate being in INDIA'.
The trip has had a positive effect on Katy and she found time to reward her fans with a new Bollywood music style remix of her song California Gurls.
She said: 'In honor of my visit to INDIA, here's a FREE, SPICED up version of CALIFORNIA GURLS *BOLLYWOOD MEETS HOLLYWOOD*'.
Happy days: Katy with estranged husband Russell Brand, in 2010, got engaged and wed in India
The new version of the song is a mash up of the original, mixed with some visuals and sounds from Indian movies.
Katy and Russell Brand tied the knot in a traditional Hindu ceremony near the Ranthambhore tiger sanctuary in Rajasthan, India, the same location where Russell proposed in 2009.
The 36-year-old comedian has quite happily surrendered the sprawling $6.5 million L.A mansion the couple purchased together to the pop star, according to TMZ.
A quitclaim deed filed in Los Angeles indicates that Russell has handed over the rights to Katy as part of a property settlement between the pair.