Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra created history by winning the first gold for India at the Tokyo Olympics 2021. The dream, which remained unfulfilled for athletes like PT Usha and Milkha Singh, was made true by Neeraj Chopra in the men’s javelin throw category – he won the honour by the throw of 87.58 metres.
While the country celebrates Neeraj Chopra for the Olympics win, an old interview of the athlete with The Quint has surfaced online. It was conducted after the 23-year-old athlete’s fresh win at the 2018 Asian Games. Here, Neeraj can be seen naming the Bollywood actors playing him if a biopic is made on his life. Supporting the idea of a biopic made on his life, Neeraj Chopra said that actor Randeep Hooda should portray the character on screen. The athlete, born and brought up in Panipat, Haryana, added that he likes Randeep Hooda since he is also from Haryana. Neeraj also mentioned Akshay Kumar as another choice for his biopic.