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Should SRK play hockey legend Dhyan Chand on screen?

July 26, 2014 16:14 IST

Should SRK play hockey legend Dhyan Chand on screen?

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Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan feels that superstar Shah Rukh Khan should make a movie on legendary hockey player Dhyan Chand and also essay his role on-screen. The reason being, Bachchan Jr feels that the Badshah looks like Dhyan Chand.

The late Indian hockey player is remembered for his extraordinary goal-scoring feats, in addition to earning three Olympic gold medals during an era where India was the most dominant team in the game.

Dhyan Chand played his final international match in 1948 and was known ‘The Wizard’ for his superb ball control.

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Image: Shah Rukh Khan in Phir bhi dil hai Hindustani


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'Just need to change Shah Rukh's hair a bit'

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"A sportsman whose life will be fantastic on screen is Major Dhyan Chand. It will be an unbelievable story. These are the stories that need to be told. I told Shah Rukh Khan (during the shoot of 'Happy New Year') to make a film on it and play the protagonist, because he looks a lot like him.

"If you see his photo...just need to change Shah Rukh's hair a bit. Shah Rukh was a hockey player. I think he will be fantastic,” said Abhishek.

Two-three years ago, apparently, multiple biopics on Chand were in the pipeline and Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan was one of the choices to play the sporting hero on big screen.

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Image: Shah Rukh Khan
Photographs: BCCI

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Hockey isn't new to SRK

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Earlier, SRK had reportedly confirmed that he was approached for a movie based on the legendary sportsman.

Hockey, as a sport, isn't new to King Khan. He has been an athlete throughout his school and college life and has played the game. Not many may know that Khan, during his school days captained the football and hockey teams besides playing cricket at the zonal and national levels.

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Image: Shah Rukh Khan in Chak De! India

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'Let Kabaddi get recognition'

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Abhishek, who owns a Kabaddi team Jaipur Pink Panthers, plans to make a film based on it in future.

"I would love to do it in the future but not right now. The history of Kabaddi is fantastic. It has his origin in Mahabharat… it is over 3,000 years old. So you can get a lot of exciting content but let it build, then we will think of making it. If you do it (make the film) right now and if it doesn't work then it becomes disappointing. So let Kabaddi get that recognition and then I would love to do it (make a film on it)," Abhishek said.


Image: Abhishek Bachchan in Dhoom 3


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