The highly anticipated Chak De India starring Shah Rukh Khan is set for release on August 10th and before it does a group is demanding an early screening of the film. The Women’s Hockey Association of India wants to see the finished product before it is released to make sure that the players are portrayed true to life. If not they say they will take serious action against the company.
“We want to see the movie before its release. Couple of years ago, when the movie was in the planning stage, Yash Chopra sought help from us. We were more than happy to help them thinking that it would create awareness about the sport in the country. They took a lot of inputs from us and it has helped them big time in making the movie. It’s only fair that we get to see it before the release”, said Vidya Stoke, President of the Women’s Hockey Association of India. Adding that after they gave their input they did not hear anymore about the project and they want to make sure it was done right.
The story of Chak De India revolves around Shah Rukh Khan’s character, an ex hockey player who ends up coaching an underdog women’s team to a win at the championship game.
The reason Stoke and her association are so upset is because, “Our women’s hockey team is doing really good. If they are showing that they are turning women hockey players from zero to hero, that’s really unfair. That will reflect badly on our team. A coach enables players to perform well and never transforms them from zero to hero, not in our team at least.”
The Yash Raj camp has not made any statements about this and we will keep you posted on developments.