This spirited bunch of ladies is part of a team that has taken the whole of India by storm. The magic of these Chak De girls from the film ‘Chak De India’ is all over the country. The team’s captain Vidya (Vidya Malavde), the senior-most player Bindiya (Shilpa Shukla), the beautiful centre forward Preeti Sabbarwal (Sagarika Ghatge), and the team’s other centre forward, Komal Choutala (Chitrashi Rawat) unfold some untold stories of their journey with Chak De India on BBC Ek Mulakat aired on Radio One FM 94.3 on 2nd September, Sunday.
From over night stardom to newfound team spirit and appreciation amongst themselves these girls have a lot to learn from. Their contagious belief in the movie’s success when thay say “The film is so full of energy that people had to like it”, and their willpower to strive further in their careers is evident in the interview. Vidya. Bindiya, Komal and Preeti reveal the light moments spent with the superstar Shahrukh Khan along with insights on each girl in the team. Komal is described as “When she is acting it’s a different thing, but otherwise she is a very stylish girl. Her nails are long and groomed. She wears heels…” by Preeti, Vidya and Bindiya.
Vidya speaks fondly on behalf of the others in the team about Shahrukh Khan when she says, “I have seen Chak De India five times. Every time, my love for Shahrukh Khan increases. His personality is very magnetic…amazing actor… If you meet him for two minutes, you will feel like meeting him for two hours, if you meet him for two hours then you will feel like meeting him for two days and then two years…”
Of course Komal specifies that she has taken the copyright for the famous buffalo’s tail dialogue from Jaideep. She again for the nth time delights her listeners with her dialogue, “Khelne-wala hel rahega, railne wala fail rahega. Jo zyaada marodega moonch, who jaaye chaat le bhains ki poonch”.
The zeal, zest, fondness and enthusiastic nature of these girls surely shows they will play a long game to come, be it hockey or their lives.