There was hockey being played at the Jaipur polo grounds this Sunday and it wasn’t so much the Chak de effect but the Chak de man who managed to pull this stunt. While he was at it, he cracked a score of suggestive jokes that might even have disappointed many gay designer fans present there.
The actor’s flirtation with the microphone started the moment he arrived. He had what he called a “rock-star mic” — so everyone could hear him loud and clear.
When cameramen asked him for a photo-opportunity with Priyanka Chopra, he said his in-laws, who were present, would get upset about it. When a girl shouted “I love you Shah Rukh” from the stands, he shouted back that he loved her too.
After the exhibition polo match, that no one seemed to be watching, it was SRK’s moment with the microphone on the ground again. This time it was to make a bunch of pretty ladies — “all of different sizes and ages but the same sex”, as he called them, play hockey.
Activist Nafisa Ali, models Manpreet Brar Walia and Simar Duggal, and socialite Bina Ramani were among the women who tried their hand at dribbling.
When Chopra said she couldn’t play in the grass-grazing gown she wore, Khan flirted with her in an obvious sort of way, “I can help you take it off if you like.”
When Khan saw Duggal with two hockey balls in front of her, he threw another one from his witty repertoire, “Oh what a coincidence, even you have two balls.” Everyone in the crowd cracked up.
Before leaving, Khan took a jab at the photographers, “Being guys, why do you want to see my six packs? Why don’t you ask the girls to show you theirs?”
If the six-pack abs couldn’t convince the ladies of the actor’s hunk status, the double entendres that he rattled off certainly would. But children were disappointed. They were the most excited to begin with, screaming Khan’s name out and going hysterical over their favourite star. By the time they left, however, many children were crying because they did not get to meet the actor.
Khan’s wit alone couldn’t impress the young fans. Or, maybe they didn’t get his sense of humour.