Juhi Chawla and Shah Rukh Khan: KKR Co-Owners’ Journey

Juhi Chawla and Shah Rukh Khan, renowned Bollywood actors, are not only long-time co-stars but also co-owners of the Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). The team recently celebrated a triumphant victory in this year’s IPL edition. During a recent event at the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Juhi shared insights into their partnership and the early days of managing the cricket franchise.

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Juhi recalled how she initially disagreed with Shah Rukh’s choice of KKR’s black and gold color scheme. “We didn’t know anything about running a cricket franchise, and I remember going to Shah Rukh’s home for meetings, where literally from putting the jingle together to thinking of the uniform they’ll have, everything was done in-house. I still remember, he made it black and gold, Shah Rukh, and I was not happy with it. I thought ‘what is this black and gold?’ Because black is considered inauspicious, isn’t it? But they worked more than I did,” she said, as quoted by The Indian Express.

Juhi also shared another amusing anecdote about their initial struggles with meeting schedules. “Shah Rukh used to be busy during the days. He was working a lot, so our meetings would be scheduled for 10 pm. They would start by 11 pm. Then everyone would talk for a while, so by the time the meeting would start, it would be 12-12:30 am, and I would start dozing off in the meeting. After 2-3 meetings, I stopped attending. I said you guys do this, I am not coming,” Juhi added.

Despite these early challenges, their dedication paid off, leading KKR to multiple victories in the IPL, including this year’s win. The successful management of KKR showcases the duo’s ability to excel beyond their cinematic careers.

A Legacy Beyond Bollywood

Juhi and Shah Rukh’s partnership extends beyond cricket. They have shared the screen in over a dozen movies, including “Darr,” “Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman,” “Ram Jaane,” “Yes Boss,” “Duplicate,” “Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani,” and “Bhoothnath.” Together, they also started a production house, Dreamz Unlimited, in the early 2000s with filmmaker Aziz Mirza. However, Shah Rukh later launched his own production house, Red Chillies Entertainment.

While Shah Rukh will next be seen in Sujoy Ghosh’s crime drama “King,” Juhi was last spotted in the Netflix India Original show “The Railway Men.” Their professional journeys and their successful co-ownership of KKR highlight their versatility and enduring influence in both entertainment and sports.


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