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'Chak De! India' actress shares her experience of working with Shahrukh Khan 

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 • Hindi Comments
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Chak De! India actress shares her experience of working with Shahrukh Khan 

Team India recently bagged the bronze medal in men's hockey in Tokyo Olympics and the game has again become a topic of attention. In India, every conversation about hockey surely involves the classic Shahrukh Khan film, 'Chak De! India'. Released in 2007, 'Chak De! India' featured Shahrukh Khan as the coach of India's national women's hockey team. He leads his pack of energetic young women to win an international tournament.

As the film completed 14 years of its theatrical release, actress Vidya Malavade shared what it was like to work alongside Shahrukh Khan. In an exclusive interview with TOI, Vidya stated, "Shah Rukh Khan is the most humble actor and he is incredibly patient. In ‘Chak De! India’, some of us were actors, some were players. He was both. He is a fantastic sportsman. We had a name for him on the set. We used to call him, ‘Papa Bear’. We all had these tiny crushes on him of course because, hello, he was Shah Rukh Khan (laughs)!"

Vidya further added, "He had this amazing quality of bringing us together as a team. He was very mindful of what we are doing right and what we are doing. Some of us were acting for the first time so they would not know where the light was coming from. He would always be there, teaching things. He would tell us little things that would enhance our performances. He was literally like a coach to us on the sets."


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