Shahrukh to play hockey icon Dhyan Chand
Biopic inspires filmmaker to make film based on real character. After the super success of ‘Paan Singh Tomar’ ‘The Dirty Picture’ and the much awaited Farhan Akhtar’s ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ based on real life Indian athletes, another film on hockey icon Dhayan Chand is in the process of making. Shahrukh Khan who has acted remarkable well in ‘Chak De India’ as an Indian hockey girls’ coach has been approached to play the legendry hockey player.
Talking to a daily SRK confirmed, “Yes, I have been approached for a movie based on the legendary Dhyan Chandji’s life. Hockey, as a sport, isn’t new to me since I have been an athlete throughout my school and college life, and I’ve especially played a lot of hockey.”
SRK justifies the role not just he has done well in ‘Chak De India’ as a hockey coach but due to his sports background. During his school days at St Columba’s, Delhi, SRK captained the football and hockey teams besides playing cricket at the zonal and national levels.
Dhyan Chand was the hockey captain of team India and was phenomenal in achieving several Olympic gold medals for the country.
This biopic will be like be a tribute to Indian hockey legend who brought pride to India.