Shah Rukh Khan's much awaited Chak De India, in which he plays an ageing hockey player, will be premiered August 9 at Somerset House in London. The entire star cast, including the superstar himself, will attend the world premiere of the movie.
The premiere of Chak De India is part of the Film 4 Summer Screen programme and is also one of the highlights of India Now, a three-month season starting July 17, which celebrates London's growing relationship with India and exploration of India's culture and its contribution to London life.
"We have many wonderful events taking place across London throughout the three month duration of India Now. The world premiere of Chak De India will undoubtedly be one of the biggest and most exciting event," Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London, said in a press release.
"It is a great honour for London to host this launch event for a film, which, like so many Bollywood blockbusters, will touch the hearts and minds of millions across the world," he added.
Produced by Aditya Chopra and directed by Shimit Amin, the film sees Shah Rukh fighting his personal demons as he takes a motley group of girls to the pinnacle of world hockey as a coach.
Vidya Malvade makes her debut in the film as a Sikh girl who is keen to join the hockey team but does not get the approval of her parents.