Madhur Bhandarkar asked javelin thrower-Neeraj Chopra about his interest in acting, here how he reacted.

A few days back, filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar met the gold medalist Neeraj Chopra and silver-medal winner weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu.

India truly rocked the Olympics Tokyo this year. Our several champions from nationwide made us proud at the Olympics and won medals in their respective games.
Recently, filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, who is known for making movies in real-life situations, a couple of days back met Olympic winners Neeraj Chopra and Saikhom Mirabai Chanu and shared some glimpses on social media. In the pictures that went viral, he was seen having a conversation with them.

The internet went crazed and wanted to know if the director is approaching them for films to be made on their lives. However, Madhur Bhandarkar got interviewed by a leading daily and revealed that he just went to meet the two because he wanted to genuinely meet the athletes who made us proud. He also clarified that he didn’t meet them to discuss any film.

Recalling Neeraj’s reaction when he jokingly asked him if he would ever be interested in acting in movies, Madhur said, “I told Neeraj that he has become such a superstar and has so many fans from around the world now. So, I jokingly asked him, ‘You are also very good looking, so ever thought of acting in films?’ He replied, ‘I don’t want to act, but focus on my game.’ From the conversation I had with him, I realized that he has a great roadmap ahead. He told me that he wants to achieve a lot more for the country.” Likewise, I was also happy to meet Mirabai. They were just overwhelmed with the response and the love they have received from the people of India after their win at the Olympics.”

Neeraj Chopra had breakfast with Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he arrived from the Olympics. He has created a history for winning the first-ever Gold in Track and Field sport. On the other hand, Mirabai Chanu won Silver Medal in the 49Kgs Women category in Weightlifting. She has also met Sachin Tendulkar and her favorite Salman Khan.


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