KKR moves Shahrukh Khan into tears


IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders four years journey had been like a roller-coaster ride. After facing defeat for three consecutive years, finally the team lifted the IPL champion trophy in its fourth year. Discovery channel captured the historic win and hardship of the team and on watching the video, Shahrukh Khan got emotional.

The four part documentary series has been named 'Living With KKR' and is screened in a suburban hotel here on Thursday. King Khan left with teary eyes on watching the documentary.

"I felt like crying...I had tears in my eyes when I was watching it, so I had to wear my glares. It's a very emotional moment for me and I am overwhelmed," he said.

The 48-year-old revealed that at no cost he and other partners - Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta - would never put KKR on the block. "We will never sell the team. It goes up and down with us. The players are like our children and now that we have won, we are all the more happy. I'll never bail out no matter what," said Shah Rukh

The Bollywood superstar spoke in length as why the franchise didn't retain players from Kolkata.

"We wanted to be professional while finalising the squad. I love these guys, Laxmi, Manoj and Shami. In fact the higher price they got was because they flourished at KKR. The reason why we didn't get them is because their prices kept soaring at the auction. At times, things do get out of hand.

But we do have Debabrata Das and a few other Bengal players. I am sure when these players come over to the Eden Gardens, they will drop in for a chat in the dressing room," he said.

Analysing the team's strategy in the auction, Khan said, "The team we picked is according to a plan. The idea was to pay more attention to the Indians in the team and pick three foreign players and shift the fourth around (in the playing XI.)," he added.

On the possibility of IPL 7 shifting to South Africa, Shahrukh said, "The madness of Kolkata mattered more than revenues," and he would any day prefer to see the City of Joy hosting the games.

SRK has been banned from entering Wankhede by the Mumbai Cricket Association and he said, "I would prefer to watch it on my 50 inch screen".


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