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Neeraj Chopra Wants These Actors To Play His Role In Biopic

New Delhi: Neeraj Chopra made history with the best throw of 87.58 metres, winning a historic first Olympic gold in athletics for India. Social media was flooded with every little detail about India’s new ‘blue-eyed boy.’ Anyone who has ever caught a glimpse of him or met him for a split second put up a post.

An old interview of the athlete is doing the rounds where he revealed that he would like Akshay Kumar or Randeep Hooda to play his role should a biopic be made on him.

In an interview with The Quint in 2018 (right after Asian Games), Neeraj mentioned that he wants Randeep Hooda or Akshay Kumar to play his role in his biopic. He said, “It’ll be great if a biopic is made. The people I like are Randeep Hooda from Haryana, and Akshay Kumar in Bollywood.”

Among the many celebrities who congratulated him on his Tokyo win is Akshay Kumar.

The actor wrote, “It’s a GOLD. Heartiest Congratulations @Neeraj_chopra1 on creating history. You’re responsible for a billion tears of joy! Well done #NeerajChopra! #Tokyo2020 (sic).”

The actor’s tweet set the ball rolling for a meme fest on social media.

A Twitter user shared a throwback picture of Akshay and wrote, “Akshay kumar just found his new movie. #NeerajChopra #Olympicsindia #Gold (sic).”


Akshay played the lead role of Tapan Das, the man who won India its first gold medal in the 1948 Summer Olympics, in the 2018 film ‘Gold’.