Neeraj Chopra, javelin star, earns his acting cred

Javelin Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra puts on his acting shoes in a new CRED ad.

Neeraj Chopra in the latest ad by CRED, a credit card payment app   -  Screen grab/ CRED

Throwing the javelin to record distances is not the only trick up Indian javelin star Neeraj Chopra's sleeve.

In a new advertisement, the 23-year-old throws dialogues and even slips into a jig, cashing in on his explosive popularity online after success at the Tokyo Olympics.

 

Chopra is the latest in a line of Indian sporting celebrities, including the likes of Rahul Dravid, Venkatesh Prasad and Javagal Srinath, to feature in quirky advertisements for credit card payment app CRED.

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