Neeraj Chopra, a 23-year-old athlete, Olympic gold medallist, sports icon, and now entertainer, is the subject of our discussion. This time, it’s for his acting skills rather than his seeming ability. Neeraj Chopra made a hit in a commercial for Cred, a credit card management platform, and his acting skills brought in tens of thousands of people.
Even though Cred is the same platform that turned Rahul Dravid into “Indiranagar ka gunda” and Jackie Shroff into a Zumba instructor, the advertising featuring javelin great Neeraj Chopra promotes him in multiple avatars.
Neeraj plays the role of a columnist, a cashier, a publicising and promoting executive, a producer, and an ambitious javelin thrower with distinct passion in the amusing advertisement, which burrows on the media furore about the Olympic celebrity.
Neeraj Chopra has vowed a lot of people with the latest commercial.
The video has received more than 2 million views and 58,000 “likes” on Twitter since it was released a few days ago.
— Neeraj Chopra (@Neeraj_chopra1) September 19, 2021
Sidharth Malhotra, an actor, became one of those impressed by Neeraj Chopra’s acting skills.
People are talking about the biopic, but aapne toh acting debut hi kar liya! https://t.co/b4T0SDDdZ3
— Sidharth Malhotra (@SidMalhotra) September 19, 2021
Virender Sehwag, a former cricketer, praised the commercial and its celebrity.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 19, 2021
In an interview with the Indian Express, Ayappa KM, director of the Cred commercials, said for Neeraj Chopra, “Sometimes he would just break down in the middle of a line laughing. He just wanted to have fun. He was chilling and having a great time.”