It’s been eight years since Chak De! India first released, and not one, not two, not three, but 16 sporty girls debuted with Shahrukh Khan in the film! We all know that the film was a blockbuster hit, and was loved by all. Years later, the Chak De! Indiagirls have definitely come a long way. While some of them continue to be in the glam business, some just disappeared, while some took voluntary retirement. Here’s what’s been up with the girls these days.
1. Chitrashi Rawat
Who could ever forget the short, petite Haryanvi Komal Chautala from the film? She was bubbly, yet pretty fierce in the movie, and she continued to work in films likeLuck and Fashion. She dabbled a bit with television too.
2. Anaitha Nair
Remember the super bold Aliya Bose from the film? Yes, that’s her. She continued to do more films after Chak De, and a number of TV commercials too. But you’d be surprised to know she’s now happily married with a kid!
3. Tanya Abrol
The eternally angry girl from the film named Balbir Kaur, Tanya continued in the acting line. In fact, many of you might know that she acts in the ever famous CID.
4. Shilpa Shukla
This is one lady who is a damn fine actress. After playing the character of Bindiya Naik, with shades of grey, Shilpa remained in the acting line. In fact her last release,BA Pass, was a critically acclaimed film in which she played the female lead and did a great job.
5. Shubhi Mehta
Shubhi played the role of Gunjan Lakhani in the film, and not many of you know that she was actually a ‘Roadies’ contestant. In fact, that’s how she landed the role in the film. She’s currently an event management professional!
6. Sagarika Ghatge
The super pretty Preety Sabarwal from the film also took up acting as a full time profession. She continued to do a few more films after that and even participated in the reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi.
7. Seema Azmi
The National School of Drama graduate, Seema Azmi played the role of Rani Dispotta from Jharkhand, and gets mocked for being weird. She has acted in quite a few films like Water and Aarakshan. In fact she has movies coming out soon.
8. Vidya Malvade
Vidya Malvade played the most mature woman on the team, who is torn between the sport and her family. She continued to stay in the movie business and has done supporting roles in a few films.
9. Sandia Furnando
Sandia played the south Indian player, Nethra Reddy, who was really focused and headstrong. Sandia insists that movies are not her calling and she’s currently a PR professional.