Salman Khan opens up on refusing SRK's Blockbuster Chak De India
Salman had said he had a mainstream populist image at the time Chak De India was offered to him. The film holds pride of spot in Shah Rukh Khan's filmography.
Imagine a scenario where Salman Khan had consented to do Chak De India when it was offered to him rather than Shah Rukh Khan who at last acted in it to highly critically acclaimed film. Presently, this is an inquiry from film fans to examine over various cups of espresso. Nonetheless, the facts demonstrate that Salman was the best option when Yash Raj Films chose to do the iconic movie with Director Shimit Amin. The film went to Shah Rukh Khan and the rest, as is commonly said, is history.
Salman had spoken about this when he was doing promotion of his movie Sultan. When asked by media what made him get the film dependent on wrestling, the actor had answered, “This was the first good sports film that came to me.”
At the point when reminded that Chak De India was initially offered to him, he jokingly said “I left it because even Shah Rukh Khan should be a part of a few great films.”, further he added “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. 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.”
The 2007 film was about an ashamed hockey player who chooses to mentor all women's hockey team. The film won various awards and critical recognition.