Five years later, here's where the Chak De girls are Last updated on: September 6, 2012 17:45 IST Five years ago, Chak De! India caught the attention of the nation and added to the hits Shah Rukh Khan has to his credit. It also catapulted 17 girls to fame overnight, and made stars out of them. Five years later, however, most of the girls have returned to their regular lives and not opted for a career in showbiz. We caught up with some of the girls and found out what they have been up to. Tania Abrol, who played Balbir Kaur in the hockey team Tania'a character Balbir was a touch cookie in the film but in real life, she's a very soft-spoken girl. "During the auditions, they'd asked me to play a tough girl role. I did it very well, got the role and the image. Now when I tell directors I can play a sweet girl, no one believes me (laughs)." She's been busy with a television serial called My Friend Micky. Her film Mile Na Hum released last year. She has also acted in a play called How To Get Rid Of Your Wife. Shilpa Shukla, who played Bindiya Naik After Chak De, the actress did a festival film called BA Pass, which won accolades at the Montreal film festival, and a mainstream film called Bhendi Bazaar. She later did a television documentary called Raju Ben, which revolved around Mumbai's most powerful don. She is presently shooting a new film called Coffin Maker, with Naseeruddin Shah. Shilpa, who lives in Delhi, claims she still keeps in touch with the Chak De girls, and they meet up whenever she is in Mumbai. "We bonded so well, I miss them all the time!" she exclaims. Sandia Furtado, who played Nethra Reddy Sandia is busy traveling around the world, Budapest being her most recent destination. She is a freelancer in a sports public relations job. "I did not try to land another film, as I wasn't interested," she says. Vidya Malvade, who played Vidya Sharma A regular face on the fashion circuit and Page 3 parties, Vidya has been in an occasional film or two. She also gives speeches in business establishments about building team spirit. She recently spoke to 400 employees on this topic. After all, she captained the hockey team in Chak De! India, which was all about team spirit! "We spent 18 months together during shooting of Chak De. How can I forget those days?" she laughs. Chitrashi Rawat, who played Komal Chautala Chitrashi has done quite a few films after Chak De like Fashion and Luck, and TV shows like Comedy Circus, Is Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao and Kehna - I love you.