The biggest sports drama in the year 2007 was ‘Chak De! Starring India Shah Rukh Khan The coach is playing the role of Kabir Khan. The film completed 14 years of its release today and on the occasion actress Vidya Malvade, who was seen as the captain of the women’s hockey team, Vidya Sharma recalled working with the superstar. In an interview, she revealed how the other girls in the film crush the actor and even put up a nickname for him. Not only this, Vidya also spoke about how Shah Rukh was the ‘most humble and incredibly patient’ actor.
Speaking to ETimes, Vidya said, “Shah Rukh Khan is the most humble actor and he is incredibly patient. Chak De! In India, some of us were actors, some were players. He was both. He was a brilliant player. We had a name for him on the sets. We used to call him ‘Papa Bear’. We all had these little crushes, because hello, he was Shah Rukh Khan (laughs)!”
Furthermore, he told the portal, “He had this wonderful quality of bringing us together as a team. He was very conscious about what we were doing right and what was wrong. Some of us for the first time Were acting so he wouldn’t know where the light was coming from. He was always there, teaching us things. He used to tell us little things that boosted our performance. He was literally a coach for us on the sets. was like.”
Apart from Vidya, the women’s hockey team also included Sagarika Ghatge, Shilpa Shukla, Tanya Abrol, Chitrashi Rawat, Shubhi Mehta, Anaitha Nair, Arya Menon, Kimi Laldawla, Masochon Zimmik, Sandia Furtado, Nicola Sequeira, Kimberly Miranda, Seema Azmi, Renia Maserhans. . and Nisha Nair. People started addressing her as ‘Chak De Girls’ after the release of the film.
The film recently came into limelight during the Tokyo Olympics 2020. When the team was unable to win the medal, SRK tweeted, “Heartbreak!!! In India. It’s a victory in itself.”
The iconic film was directed by Shimit Amin and won the National Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.