His unconventional film about a girls' hockey team and a disgraced coach was a hit with critics and audiences alike. And this was evident from the outpour of compliments showered on Shimit Amin, the director of Chak De! India starring Shah Rukh Khan, during a chat with fans on August 27. The filmmaker spills the beans on the film and more in this entertaining chat. For those who missed the chat, here's the transcript. Shimit Amin says, Hi everyone... fasi asked, How was Experience wroking wid SRK?? Shimit Amin answers, Working with Shah Rukh Khan was a great experience, of course. He really stretched himself for this film. I am really thrilled about his performance in the movie. jeetujose asked, Was Chak De truly orginal? Shimit Amin answers, Yes, it was truly original. Jaideep Sahni read an article in 2002 about the women's hockey team winning the Commonwealth and was dismayed at the short coverage it received. He started researching the reasons behind it and came up with the script. Arati asked, I am so glad that Ab Tak.. was not a fluke. Loved Chak De! But tell me, was SRK your first choice for Kabir Khan? Also, is it difficult to direct a movie that is written by someone else? Do the visions match? Shimit Amin answers, Thanks, what a relief. Let's talk about that after I do the sequel to Bhagam Bhag. Pmmvarma asked, the Girls really played as if they are players. Was there any speacial practice given to them on Hockey Shimit Amin answers, There was a three-month camp where they had to wake up at 4:30 in the morning, play hockey for five hours, then physical training, then acting workshops, then guest lecturers and so on. It was quite a lot of preparations. shimitamin asked, are you going to direct Partner2? Shimit Amin answers, I hope so! zainabjabri asked, Hello Shimit, I liked Ab tak Chappan, but as Chak De India u have boomeranged into best directors category. Keep up the good work? Which is yr next movie? Shimit Amin answers, Thanks. Don't know. amu asked, hi shimit,now i think ur ab tak chhappan was more convincing than chak de,who do u think is best among aamir and shahrukh? Shimit Amin answers, Both are great because I want to work with both. vik asked, great work shimit...Chak de's very impressive, you kept in mind all the technicalities of field hockey and the matches looked real...tremendous job..hope it'll revive the national game.. Shimit Amin answers, Thank you. I had a terrific team -- AD's (Ashima, Karan, Vicky, Richa, Sherena, Anshai, Bhavna) and then of course the sports department led by Rob Miller who made it happen for us. asked, I loved your previous one and this one is simply brilliant especially the editing and background scores are amazing...kudos to salim sulaiman...whats next from you,sir? Shimit Amin answers, Amitabh and Salim Sulaiman did an awesome, awesome job. That's the thing�this film was a team effort. shimitamin asked, hello, Shimit Sir.. i loved your movie... watched it 3 times... my question is that Are you going to direct Partner2? Shimit Amin answers, Yeah, sure. But I might screw it up. karmesh asked, why didn't u include girls from orissa since the state is a hotbed and a goldmine for hockey players.....? Shimit Amin answers, We didn't include a lot of things. We had to "slick' up the movie for which I am truly sorry. I hope I get another shot at it now that people are open to such ideas in a commercial sense. uk asked, If you plan to make a movie on Kabaddi, which hero you will like to take? Shimit Amin answers, Govinda . Raj Aryan asked, Do u plan any sequel to Chak dE India??? Shimit Amin answers, No, not yet. rohitleo asked, I watched the movie, really wonderful, was there any kind of risk on makng this movie based on india's national game hockey.. in which no one is interested.. and that too womens hockey ??? was there a fear in ur heart that.. this could be a flop ??? Shimit Amin answers, Yeah, of course. The kind of feedback we got when we released the photo of the team made my heart sink. I heard a lot of terrible things about it. shimitamin asked, Looks like Vidya Malvade's part is cut from the original script...is it? Shimit Amin answers, There were lots of trimmings made. I'm really depressed about that. Mostly we had to cut out Gul's track. But guess what? You can see it on the DVD. manzoor asked, Saw the movie from dubai. there were lots of applauses and cheering from the audience while watching CDI. how would u rate this success? Shimit Amin answers, Thank you. See that's the thing, people are saying a title like Chak De! India wouldn't do well overseas. But people don't know it has been.