By: Upala KBR, Mid-day
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Shahrukh Khan never does things in small doses. And what he does, he does in style. And so he flew all the way to (South Africa) for a day with son Aryan, to watch the ICC World Twenty20 final between India and Pakistan yesterday.
We caught up with King Khan a few hours before the match, and he told us he was making good on a promise.
Said SRK, “I promised Aryan I"d take him to Johannesburg if India reached the finals, so here we are!"
Have a time and reason
Shahrukh has always been a sports enthusiast, and loves watching cricket, football and hockey. And so he was delighted to be in South Africa to cheer the Indian cricket team. Said Shah Rukh, “I wanted to cheer for the team in person. It"s seldom that we appreciate our team for their achievements. I had the time and the reason, so I am here. And, of course, the match is with Pakistan so the atmosphere will be charged."
SRK"s special message for the Indian cricket team was not just Chak De India! He said, “There is a saying — dance like nobody is watching. I would tell the Indian team to play for having fun. We are all proud of them, so they should just have a good time on the field. From now onwards, the message is Om Shanti Om, and, 'Win the World Cup"!"