Rahul Dravid’s recent advertisement in which he was seen in an angry avatar became a viral thing on the internet. Now the behind-the-scenes video of the advertisement has been shared on the internet. Unlike his calm personality in real life, Rahul Dravid was seen showing his anger in the advertisement for CRED– a credit card payment app. While caught in traffic, he was seen shouting, threatening passers-by, and smashing rear-view mirrors of the car in the advertisement.
The advertisement became a viral thing among cricket fans who were surprised to witness this angry face of Rahul Dravid. Dravid, a former Indian cricketer and captain, has been popular for his calm personality on and off the field. He is considered as one of the gentlemen persons in the game of cricket.
Behind-The-Scenes Footages Of Rahul Dravid’s Ad Surfaces Online
In the behind-the-scenes footages of the advertisement, Dravid can be seen finding it hard to present an angry side of himself. “VVS brings the boys and come”, he says in one of the takes. “Don’t awaken my inner beast,”, “Come outside I will show you,” Rahul Dravid says during the shoot. Have a look at the video below.
Ayappa KM, who directed the advertisement, had earlier told Indian Express how they managed to get the anger of Rahul Dravid on camera.
“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,” he said.
While talking about the advertisement, Virender Sehwag had earlier mentioned an incident when he witnessed Rahul Dravid’s anger in real life. He revealed an incident when Dravid lashed out at MS Dhoni- when the former was the Team India skipper and the latter was a newcomer in the team.
“I have seen Rahul Dravid get angry. When we were in Pakistan and MS Dhoni had been a newcomer, he played a shot and got caught at point. Dravid was very angry with MS Dhoni. ‘That’s the way you play? You should finish the game.’ I was myself taken aback by the storm of English from Dravid, I didn’t understand half of it,” Virender Sehwag told Cricbuzz.
“But when MS Dhoni next came in to bat, I could see he was not hitting shots much. I went and asked him what was wrong. He said he did not want to be scolded by Dravid again. ‘I will finish the game quietly and go back,’ Dhoni said,” Virender Sehwag added.
Rahul Dravid played for India from 1996 to 2012. Regarded as one of the best Test specialist batsmen in cricket, Dravid played 164 Tests and 344 ODIs for India. He also donned the role of skipper and occasional wicketkeeper for the team.