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Not Shah Rukh Khan but This Khan was the First Choice for Chak De! India


The megastar of the Hindi film industry Shah Rukh Khan ventured into a new genre for him with Swades and Chak De India. The latter went on to bring accolades and appreciation for the star. In addition to this, the film became one of the highest-grossing films of that year. SRK’s portrayal of a Hockey coach as Kabir Khan is still imprinted in our hearts. We sure cannot imagine any other actor playing Kabir Khan’s role with such excellence as SRK did. However, did you know Shah Rukh Khan was not the first choice for Chak De! India? Yes, the sports drama was first offered to Salman Khan.

Not Shah Rukh Khan but This Khan was the First Choice for Chak De! India

Shah Rukh Salman

Before the release of Sultan during a media interaction, when Salman Khan was asked about this offer, he jokingly said, “Chak De was offered to me but I left it because even Shah Rukh Khan should be a part of a few great films.” Though later, he revealed the real reason and said, “When I was offered Chak De, my image for totally different as I was doing Partner and all those kind of films. My only thing in Chak De was that my fans would expect me to wear a wig and win the match for India which would not go for the film.”

He added, “That was not my genre at that point in time. It was a more serious kind of film and I was doing more of a commercial kind of cinema which I am still doing. I would never move out of commercial cinema zone but it is just that there would be a lot of meaningful cinema in the commercial zone.”

Professionally, Salman is gearing up for the release of Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai. On the other hand, Shah Rukh is busy with the shooting of Pathan. The movie will release next year.

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