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Meet the Chak De women

Sixteen beautiful young girls mixed with healthy dose of josh and sports along with Shah Rukh Khan himself, makes an excellent recipe for success.

The King Khan needs no introduction but here's a closer look at the 16 girls that he coaches into world champions in Chak De! India.

Name: Vidya Malavde (Vidya Sharma)

Hails from: Mumbai

How she bagged the role: Yash Raj films was looking for someone to play Vidya for almost a year. Then someone in their team, Abhimanyu, saw me on Zoom TV, and called me. They liked me and I bagged the role.

SRK moment: It was in the middle of the night. The lighting was just right. It was really nice, and I was quite excited. He came and shook my hand and made me relax. He hugged me.

It was wonderful to just sit there and watch Shah Rukh act. One day, he took us to watch Don. I was sitting next to him. It was the most memorable day of my life.

Toughest moment: The toughest part was wearing that goalie gear. It was claustrophobic and hurt. I had to wear it for 15 hours. We shot in August, September and October, so it was really hot, and we were outdoors all the time.

What next: Kidnap, with Sanjay Dutt, and Junction, with Abhay Deol.

Text: Ameeta Gupta, A Ganesh Nadar

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