Thursday, August 10, 2006
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna is not the only film that Shah Rukh Khan is looking forward to. He is also quite gung-ho about Shimit Amin's Chak De, in which he plays a coach to a girl's hockey team. And the King Khan will be playing the sport after a good twenty years. He hopes his presence in the film does to the national sport, what his presence in the polio campaign did.
Khan recounts a funny experience when he was trying to explain the sport to his son, Aryan and his bunch of friends. The kids had no idea what the game is about. The doting dad was telling the kids that hockey is a game played with sticks and a white ball. Only to find that they were playing snooker in just a while. As we all know, snooker is also played with 'sticks' and a white ball! So the kids thought that they were playing hockey! Much to SRK's embarrassment! Well, what can we say? At least, he tried!