Neeraj Chopra, India’s first Olympic gold medallist in track and field, was seen in a jovial mood as he danced with content creators Ruhee Dosani, Yashraj Mukhate and Dipraj Jadhav at the India Sports Honours 2023 ceremony in Mumbai Thursday.
Chopra, who won a gold medal in javelin throw at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to end India’s long wait for an Olympic medal in track and field, shook a leg to the hit Punjabi song ‘Bijlee Bijlee’ by Harrdy Sandhu.
Popular Instagram paparazzo account Viral Bhayani posted the video of Chopra, wearing formals, dancing by holding his blazer over his head. The Olympic medallist then shook hands with the content creators and gave a thumbs up to the camera. “Ruhee Dosani, Yashraj Mukhate and Dipraj Jadhav make Neeraj Chopra dance for the first time ever. Seen at the Indian Sports Honours held at @jwmarriottjuhu,” says the caption of the video.
“Good to see player neeraj chopra having funn,” commented a user. “Waiting for his next gold,” said another. “This video made my day,” wrote a third.
India Sports Honours 2023 ceremony also saw power couples Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli and Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh. Abhishek Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Rhea Chakraborty, Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi were among the others who graced the sports honour evening.
All the celebrities attending the event put their best foot forward and made a stylish appearance for the big night. The special occasion which celebrates and recognises the spirit of sportsmanship, honoured top athletes across various sports who have performed exceptionally well between January 1, 2021 and February 28, 2023.