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'Ex-coach Kabir Khan' Shah Rukh Khan reminisces Chak De! India, engages with 'real' hockey coach Sjoerd Marijne

Chief Coach of Indian Woman Hockey and Shah Rukh Khan engaged in Twitter conversation after Team India enters semis at Tokyo Olympics.

  • Aishwarya Vasudevan

Last Updated: 10.41 AM, Aug 02, 2021

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'Ex-coach Kabir Khan' Shah Rukh Khan reminisces Chak De! India, engages with 'real' hockey coach Sjoerd Marijne
Sjoerd Marijne/Twitter; Chak De! India/Movie Still

At the ongoing Tokyo Olympics, India's women hockey team made it to the semi-final by defeating Australia 1-0. The skilful and extremely talented team is coached by Sjoerd Marijne. The team's win reminded Indian fans of Shah Rukh Khan starring film Chak De! India which was set against the backdrop of the women's hockey team. Thus the superstar got into a Twitter banter with Marijne over the amazing win. 

The coach took to his Twitter page and shared a happy selfie with the women hockey team and wrote, "Sorry family, I am coming again later (sic)."

To which Shah Rukh quote tweeted stating, "Haan haan no problem. Just bring some Gold on your way back… for a billion family members. This time Dhanteras is also on 2nd Nov. From: Ex-coach Kabir Khan."

Sjoerd replied to SRK in the wittiest way by tweeting, "Thank you for all the support and love. We will give everything again. From: The Real Coach."

Chak De! India which was released in 2007 is directed by Shimit Amin and produced by Yash Raj Films. The film went on to become one of the best films of Shah Rukh in which he played the hockey coach Kabir Khan.

The superstar starred alongside an army of female actors who made for the fictional hockey team. They are namely Vidya Malavade, Shilpa Shukla, Sagarika Ghatge, Chitrashi Rawat, Tanya Abrol, Shubhi Mehta, Anaitha Nair, Arya Menon, Kimi Laldawla, Masochon Zimik, Sandia Furtado, Seema Azmi, Nisha Nair among others.

Chak De! India went on to win National Film Award in the Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment category. Shah Rukh also won the Best Actor award at Filmfare that year. 

The film currently streams on Amazon Prime Video in India.

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