When two of the most recognised faces on a badminton court in India wore a disguised look, it was not just impossible to recognise them, the duo also exhibited the skills of a seasoned professional actor while facing the camera.
Ashwini and Srikanth, in the video for Red Bull India, stepped on to the court in the guise of an old couple. The posture, dialogue delivery and movements as a grey-haired old pair can be any director’s delight.
The “curious duo” pleaded to play badminton with the youngsters and then pretended to be too clueless even to hold the badminton racquet to serve properly, adding to the frustration of the kids and their coach. The bigger shocker was in store when the two displayed their “real worth” with some unplayable shots.
How the two Red Bull India athletes performed in their new roles on the court will have to be seen to believe that.
The Red Bull India video was shot at the Garuda Badminton Academy in Secunderabad.
The multinational energy drink brand has in the past recorded similar pranks with their global ambassadors like Cristiano Ronaldo and baseball icon Kobe Bryant.
The two and a half minute video also brings another impressive trait of Srianth and Ashwini to the fore.
The duo is presently engaged in the Premier Badminton League Season 4. Ashwini Ponappa is representing Hyderabad Warriors while Srikanth is the Bengaluru Raptors icon player.