Friday, September 29, 2006
Yash Raj Productions has decided to have Australia as the backdrop of their next film Chak De! India. It is going to be a sports film which will be shot mainly in Melbourne and Sydney. The local line producers of Chak De! India will be Black Cat films who were also associated with Salaam Namaste.
The film stars Shah Rukh Khan in lead role. Shah Rukh plays a dishonored hockey player who returns to the game after a seven years gap but this time as a coach. He takes up the responsibility of becoming the coach of an ignored girl's hockey team. The team arrives in Australia to play for the women's world cup and that is when their struggle begins for dignity and self respect.
The film will be directed by Shimit Amin who made his directorial debut with Ab Tak Chappan in 2003. Chak De! India will be his second directorial venture and first with the Yash Raj group.
Also, at the annual Indian Film Festival in Australia this year, Yash Chopra will be felicitated for his contribution to the cinema. Many other film personalities from India will also be present at festival which is going to be held in Melbourne.