Former India player Rahul Dravid has made everyone fall in love with his game in his cricketing career. And now, he has made everyone applaud him with his stunning acting. Dravid recently featured in an advertisement for CRED. And, everyone got to see an angry side of him there.
The commercial starts with Rahul Dravid shouting at an old lady from inside his car, telling her that she cannot overtake him and also seen he is breaking the rear-view mirror of a car, and shouting that he is the Gunda of Indiranagar. However, it was India captain Virat Kohli who admitted that he has never seen this side of him.
The video is here:
Never seen this side of Rahul bhai 🤯🤣 pic.twitter.com/4W93p0Gk7m
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 9, 2021
Meanwhile, the director of the commercial Ayappa KM has laughed at it, saying: “Every time Rahul Dravid would scream, every single time he screamed, he would cover his forehead with his hands. Like ‘What am I doing? Why am I doing this?’” In the ad, Rahul Dravid was seen losing his head in Bengaluru traffic. “A guy out of his comfort zone… That was so entertaining to watch.”
“I think the biggest victory here is that Rahul Dravid looks like a seasoned actor,” says Ayappa. “Let’s be honest, he is known for his cricketing skills much more than his acting skills. So it was very nice to see the feedback, that somewhere we’ve communicated the dark side of Rahul Dravid that doesn’t even exist!”
“We were not 100 per cent sure of how it’s going to turn out. So, we had planned a lot of back-up physical gags as well. But then we met him in the morning and he seemed very chilled and not very rattled by it. I screamed out a couple of lines to give him a basic idea. And then he got it,” said Ayappa.
“It’s very hard for a non-actor to explode like that. We were hoping that he actually gets stressed out and gets angry. We kind of simulated a jam for the shoot where, on one side, you get somebody to just scream at him. So, he reacts to it and also kind of forgets that is in front of a camera. Almost like theatre, we kind of have some improvisational acting with him, and he pulled it off. But he never got angry, that never happened. There were no star tantrums,” laughed Ayappa.
Here are a few reactions from the fans:
We thought 2020 was the craziest Year. And now in 2021 we have Rahul Dravid as Indiranagar Ka Gunda
— Joy (@Joydas) April 9, 2021
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) April 10, 2021
Rahul Dravid is the gunda of Indiranagar😎 wow… Look how sophisticated Indiranagar is 🤣 https://t.co/H2udB7MBva
— Shiva Arahunashi (@ShivaArahunashi) April 9, 2021
If "Indiranagar ka gunda hun main" doesn't become Bangalore's equivalent of "Tu jaanta nahi mera baap kaun hai", then we would have disappointed Rahul Dravid. 😪
— Amar Anand (@isamaranand) April 9, 2021
Slow internet speed can bring out the Gunda Rahul Dravid out of anyone
— Aditya Raval (@adityaravalll) April 10, 2021
Rahul Dravid screaming "Indira Nagar ka gunda hu mai" is exactly what I needed right now 🔥 https://t.co/jYFOP9wNSK
— Sanskar Singh (@sanskarsinghOfc) April 10, 2021
"Indiranagar ka Gunda hum main"
Never thought I would hear this from Rahul Dravid.
— Vipin Raghuwanshi (@vips1704) April 9, 2021
Will we ever get over the fact that Rahul Dravid said, “Indiranagar ka gunda hun main”?
Whoever is in charge of marketing at CRED knows how to capture your attention. pic.twitter.com/3ahn1KiwOI
— Tanay Pratap (@tanaypratap) April 10, 2021
It's the year 2011
None of the Indian batsmen can survive the English attack.
Rahul Dravid : Indiranagar ka Gunda hu mai pic.twitter.com/kHlVDZnnfG
— Rishhaye (@rishi_pania) April 9, 2021
RCB won the match
AB de Villiers won the heart
Indira nagar ka gunda AKA Rahul Dravid won the day and internet for me today 😂♥️
— Akshay (@Kohlify) April 9, 2021