Superstar Shah Rukh Khan got nostalgic and teary-eyed on February 20 while seeing the raw footage of a documentary film made on his IPL team - Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) - and felt that winning does matter a lot.
SRK's Red Chillies Entertainment had bought the IPL team
in 2008 in partnership with actor Juhi Chawla and her
businessman husband Jay Mehta.
The documentary Living with KKR will air from February
24-27 on Discovery channel.
The film will trace the graph of the team, which
initially failed to impress with its performance in the first
four seasons. It was only in 2012 that KKR managed to bounce
back and became champions of the cash-rich T20 league beating
Chennai Super Kings.
"It looks very nice. I got emotional. It made me
cry. I want to thank my team KKR and everyone associated with
it. It is not a PR or marketing tool. We had a great learning
experience. I am glad we made interesting journey for people, youngsters to look at us," Shah Rukh said here.
"I think winning does matter. It does make a
Difference. It makes you feel stronger. If you win then a
documentary will be made on you. So I would say one must go
and win," he said remembering how his team has grown over the
SRK says the learning lesson throughout their entire
journey was to stick to your goals and dreams, working hard.
The documentary will have the voiceover of SRK. He will
talk about the journey, his love for Kolkata, equation with
Sourav Ganguly, the first captain of the team, other players,
and how the team emerged a winner after a shaky start.
"It is tough to make films than this. I want to make my
team more strong and passionate. I did feel sad when we lost
nine matches in a row but I never showed my anger or scolded n
the players or anyone. As I did feel that the players too were
disappointed not winning the match. They did not lose any
match purposely," SRK said.
However, SRK did reveal that KKR co-owner Juhi is
superstitious about the team.
"It was she who felt the black color T-shirt was not
doing good to the team and hence we changed the color. But
when our team used to bat first, I used to leave late from the
hotel thinking if we lose wickets early it is difficult to
smile and cheer in front of people," he said.
"On the day of our final match the one that we won I did
pray for every ball. I told my daughter I will make sure we
win not by playing but praying," SRK added.
Kolkata Knight Riders is the first IPL team to have a
documentary film made on them.
King Khan is happy with the current team that they are
having for this season.