On Saturday, August 7, 2021, at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, Javelin Throw hero Neeraj Chopra broke India’s 100-year drought for a gold medal in athletics. Celebrities from Bollywood, politicians, and netizens took to social media to express their support for the great javelin thrower.
The Javelin Throw star claimed the country’s second gold medal in the history of the Olympic games with his epic 87.58m throw. His historic victory increased India’s medal tally to seven, the most the country has ever won in a single event. Chopra’s victory was celebrated by Indians around the country, who uploaded clips of him making history in Tokyo.
Along with the celebratory remarks, a number of memes were also shared on social media, with some claiming that Akshay Kumar would star in a Neeraj Chopra biography in the near future.
Check out some of the tweets here:
Petition for Neeraj Chopra to play Akshay Kumar in the Akshay Kumar biopic
— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) August 8, 2021
— Rishikesh (@rishi01jee) August 7, 2021
— Chaiwala || No Mask || No Chai (@notyourchaiwala) August 8, 2021
— sarcastic. banda_69🇮🇳 (@MOHDADIL7183) August 7, 2021
— Raj Shamani (@rajshamani) August 7, 2021
Akshay Kumar please don’t play Neeraj Chopra in some upcoming biopic called “Bhala”
And Gale me khich khich Farhan don’t even think about it.
— The Frustrated Indian (@FrustIndian) August 7, 2021
Next biopic ? pic.twitter.com/FlZKHIGqnb
— Delhi Se Hoon BC (@delhichatter) August 7, 2021
— Varad Ralegaonkar (@varadr_tistic) August 7, 2021
Akshay Kumar to play the role of Javelin in the new movie
Neeraj Ek Gold Katha pic.twitter.com/HUC7dTggKe
— Ritushree 🌈 (@QueerNaari) August 7, 2021