Neeraj Chopra has become a national sensation soon after his historic Gold medal win on the final day of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Since then, the 23-year-old has become a social media icon with everyone talking just about him.
According to a report by research consultancy firm YouGov SPORT, Neeraj Chopra recorded over 2.9 million mentions from over 1.4 million authors, making him the ‘most mentioned’ athlete globally on Instagram during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Neeraj Chopra’s social and digital media reach has also crossed 412 million bringing his social media valuation to a total of ₹428 crores.
Chopra has now become the new brand favorite and brands have started roping in the athlete too in their brand campaigns.
CRED, however, has aced the race to make the athlete the face of their brand with its latest ad campaign. The video features the country’s pride Neeraj Chopra in avatars never seen before. The ad was shared by the athlete himself on his Twitter handle and it is sure fun to watch.
— Neeraj Chopra (@Neeraj_chopra1) September 19, 2021
In the video, Chopra displays the excitement India feels around him. He can be seen as a journalist, a producer, a marketing manager amongst many others. The energy he has displayed portraying the characters so perfectly is truly commendable.
As fun as the ad by CRED was to watch, the reactions Indians had on the video were even more entertaining. Seeing their loved athlete in something totally different has garnered a lot of attention on social media.
Star Kids after watching Neeraj Chopra’s brilliant acting skills: pic.twitter.com/01CUB7HRVY
— Nikhil Aggarwal (@nikhil__98) September 19, 2021
After watching neeraj chopra’s acting in CRED’s Ad,
*Le Akshay Kumar, who was planning to do Neeraj’s biopic: pic.twitter.com/XW0NjWUhnN
— MayMayholic (@maymayholic__) September 19, 2021
— Vikrant Gupta (@SomewhereNowhe8) September 19, 2021
Sorry Akshay Kumar but looks like Neeraj Chopra should play Neeraj Chopra in Neeraj Chopra’s biopic. https://t.co/vWvWiEddX0
— Gurpriya (@GurpriyaSidhu) September 19, 2021
— India Trending (@IndiaTrendingin) September 19, 2021
— 🆁🅾🅷🅰🅽♡ (@HeyItsRohantic) September 19, 2021
Actors after watching Neeraj Chopra acting – pic.twitter.com/bRr3JCaYLT
— g0v!ñD $#@®mA (@rishu_1809) September 19, 2021
Seeing Neeraj chopra Roasting Journalist is so wholesome 🤩 pic.twitter.com/m8BBkBj4QU
— SportsHolic (@Videomemer) September 19, 2021
Cred once again hits it out of the park. And Neeraj Chopra shows his good acting skills too along with portraying various wacky characters, wow! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/8izVx2mxAs
— JAI SHRI PAWAN (@cool_flute) September 19, 2021
It took me a while to recognise it’s him playing multiple roles, amazing act Clapping hands signstar kids needs to take tutorial of both acting and humblesnees from Neeraj Chopra#NeerajChopra pic.twitter.com/p2wqddCBib
— priya singh (@priiyasingh111) September 19, 2021
Even Virendra Sehwag could not stop himself from commenting on the sportsman’s acting skills.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 19, 2021
Don’t know about Bollywood but the fans are eager to watch the athlete explore as many fields as possible. He is a true all-rounder after all.