Shah Rukh Khan returns to hockey after Chak De India and it is not for a film

Well, he may have played a disciplined hockey coach in Chak De India to the tee but since then we haven’t heard much of the names of Shah Rukh Khan and hockey together. But now, reports have it that the superstar is keen to return to the sport but it is not for a film, in fact, it is more of an initiative. The actor has extended his support to Beats for Hockey campaign for Odisha team in Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018.

Shah Rukh Khan returns to hockey after Chak De India and it is not for a film

In fact, Shah Rukh Khan has also confirmed that he will be gracing the opening ceremony of the same which will be held at the Kalinga stadium in Bhubaneshwar. These details were shared through a twitter banter that happened between Shah Rukh Khan and captain of the team, Manpreet Singh on the social media platform. Here’s a glimpse of their banter.

It all started with this tweet from Manpreet:

@iamsrk Sir aap to hockey khel chuke ho. Main aur poori Indian team to ye jaanti hi hai that your #HeartBeatsForHockey. Kya aap #HWC2018 ka hissa banoge? Kya aap hamein support karne maidan mein uttroge? Pls duniya ko bhi ye bata do ki aapka dil ab bhi hockey ke liye dhadakta hai pic.twitter.com/dj306ZbMnB

— Manpreet Singh (@manpreetpawar07) October 9, 2018

Responding to the same was the superstar Shah Rukh Khan:

Neki aur pooch pooch? Mujhe bolne ki der hai mere bhai, main koodh kar pahunch jaoonga! I wish u and our team the best. Hockey is the pride of India. We will cheer Chak De India! Thank u for thinking of me. Mera Dil Hockey ke liye bahut tez dhadakta hai!!! #HeartBeatsForHockey https://t.co/2F8XA07Khq

— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) October 9, 2018

Here not only did Shah Rukh Khan confirm his presence as he also called out Chak De India, his YRF blockbuster based on women’s hockey but he also expressed his happiness over being invited for the same. The Chief Minister of Odisha too expressed his excitement of having a superstar like Shah Rukh Khan on board to promote the sport. He too took to twitter to share his thoughts on the same. We caught a sneak peek of the tweet:

Delighted to share that @iamsrk ‘s #HeartBeatsForHockey and he has come forward to support Indian hockey & #HockeyWorldCup2018 in #Bhubaneswar. Kalinga Stadium & #Odisha look forward to welcoming you, Mr. Khan at the #OdishaHWCOpeningCeremony on 27th November 2018 #AbBasHockey https://t.co/rWNZvT1KmQ

— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) October 9, 2018

Thank u sir.The pleasure is all mine & look forward to being in Odisha & millions of heart beating for Indian Hockey https://t.co/O3vGAFmC5y

— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) October 9, 2018

Thank you Shah Rukh Khan ji. Appreciate your magnanimity and love for hockey. Your presence will surely enthuse Indian Hockey Team and millions of fans. #Odisha eagerly awaits you and look forward to seeing you cheer at #HockeyWorldCup2018 #OdishaWelcomesSRK https://t.co/rSSdWZ0rCO

— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) October 9, 2018

Let us tell you that Shah Rukh Khan, who has always expressed his keenness towards cricket by far with his team Kolkata Knight Riders, is also quite attached to hockey. In fact, reports claim that the actor used to play the sports during his school days and has also expressed his desire of making AbRam a hockey player. Aww isn’t that sweet?

Also Read: Will Zero revive Shah Rukh Khan’s magic at the box office? Here’s what Aanand L Rai has to say

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