Shah Rukh Khan in 'Chak De! India' 

One of the best qualities about Shah Rukh Khan is that even though he has achieved stardom and is in his top form, he continues to surprise us being the kind of performer that he is. One of the best examples of this is the actor’s 2007 release ‘Chak De! India’ in which he played a hockey team coach named Kabir Khan. Undoubtedly, this performance remains one of his best in his career spanning over two decades.

And today, this inspirational film clocks ten years of its release. Our eyes caught upon a statement of Shah Rukh Khan that indeed has left us both surprised and shocked. Shah Rukh had once revealed that after watching ‘Chak De! India’ for the first time, that he felt it was the worst film he had ever worked in.


It was during his visit at the University of Edinburgh where while addressing a student’s question relating to the highlights of his film career, that he said, “We had some of the brightest minds making the film like Aditya Chopra, Jaideep Sahni, Shimit Amin. We had young girls who learnt how to play hockey. We had Yash Chopra backing it. But when I saw the film at it’s first screening, we all looked at it and felt it was the worst film we had ever made in our lives.The girls didn’t know this because for them seeing themselves on screen for the first time was a big thing. So they were irritatingly screaming and dancing while the four of us were sitting there and crying.” (Also Read: Shah Rukh Khan reveals he never discusses work with Salman Khan and Aamir Khan)

“We had reached that stage of failure where you start telling people listen we did what we wanted to. This what we set out to make and success and failure is transient and we will come back. It was really really sad,” added the superstar.

He further said that when the entire country loved the film and it was such a huge success, he and the team actually couldn’t believe it. Well, success is sweet, although unexpected, isn’t it?