Shah Rukh Khan says doing Swades was such an emotional, overwhelming experience that he could not see it after filming ended.

In the Ashutosh Gowariker-directed film, the 48-year-old played a Non-Resident Indian (NRI) working at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, who decides to leave his coveted job to settle in India for his family and his country.

Feeling nostalgic about the film that also starred Gayatri Joshi and Kishori Balal, SRK tweeted: “Making Swades was such an emotionally overwhelming experience that I never saw the finished product. Didn’t want the feeling to end.”

“Thank you Ashutosh for changing my life. Gayatri, A R Rahman and Javed Akhtar sahib for helping calling ‘a Swades a Swades’,” he added.