Neymar’s Performance Wins Him a Wild Card Entry at Cine Awards

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Neymar’s Performance Wins Him a Wild Card Entry at Cine Awards

Illustration: Akshita Monga

“Y

eh hui naa asli Hera Pheri,” said Priyadarshan after he saw Neymar’s performance on the field in the Brazil vs Mexico match. The praise was not meant for Neymar’s dribbling skills, speed, or control, which is what one would normally concern themselves with when it comes to the football World Cup. No, Priyadarshan was taken both by the Brazilian’s acting skills and his uncanny resemblance to Kunal Khemu.

Neymar, meanwhile, made a wild card lateral entry in the nominations for the Zee Cine Awards. Critics are saying that his World Cup performance is among the best that they have seen in the world, and certainly better than anything Indian actors have been able to pull off in recent times. We do not know how many times Neymar will get to showcase his skills in Russia, but with this year’s Zee Cine Awards being held in Sao Paulo, sources say that the category he has been nominated for is “Best Falling Star”.

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