Meet the 10 female athletes who appeared in the Nike ad with Deepika Padukone
For the first time in the history of Indian sport there is an iconic advertisement which represents the real power of sportswomen. The ad is led by Indian actress Deepika Padukone where she is seen training rigorously along with 10 other Indian sportswomen. The video mesmerises us with the presence of 11 bold and beautiful women who train to be the best and will not take no for an answer. The ad has been made by sportswear brand Nike to encourage the athletes for the upcoming Rio Olympics.
The ad film is close to three minutes long and features the most impeccable of Indian women who are striving for glory in their respective sports. All the athletes, along with the actress, are shown as competitors who are always training to get better in order to beat their opponent. The video also shows the athletes enjoying themselves with some fun dance moves. The music in the video gets all the girls grooving which is taken from artist Gener8ion.
The 10 athletes are seen playing sports such as squash, boxing, cricket, football, hockey and basketball. Deepika is seen training with the girls and then playing badminton in the latter part of the video. The best part of the video comes when all these athletes are seen happily running together before the video ends with the caption of “Just Do It”.
You can check out the video here but don’t forget to check out the ten Indian athletes:
Here are the ten athletes featuring in the advertisement:
1) Joshna Chinappa
At the age of 29, Joshna Chinappa is the highest ranked Indian women squash player. She has been an inspiration to the nation with her performances starting from the junior level. The squash player has won 7 world titles so far and also has the unique record of winning the squash Indian Nationals Junior and the Indian Nationals Senior in the same year.
She won both the titles in 2004 when she was just 17 years old. She has also won a gold medal in the doubles with Dipika Pallikal in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
In the video, the squash expert is seen during the starting few seconds where she is seen having a run with other athletes and beating them with her speed. She comes back in the video in the latter stages where all the women run together.