Nike advert starring Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone viewed two million times in 12 hours

'Sport has taught me how to survive! It has taught me how to fight! It has made me unstoppable!' says Deepika Padukone

Matt Payton
Wednesday 13 July 2016 12:57
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Nike advert receives 2m views in 12hours

A Nike advert which starred Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone was viewed more than two million times in just 12 hours.

The video shows leading Indian athletes and sportswomen training together on city streets.

Ms Padukone, who has starred in some of the highest ever grossing Bollywood films, can be seen in the video playing badminton.

In a post on her Facebook page alongside the video, she explained how sport helped her when she was struggling with depression.

Ms Padukone said: "When I was growing up my father said to me. To be the best, always remember the three D's - Discipline, Dedication and Determination. Follow your heart. Do what you are passionate about.

"Sport has taught me how to handle failure. It has also taught me how to handle success. It has kept me grounded. It has taught me humility.

"Two years ago I struggled with depression. I was sinking. I almost gave up. But it was the athlete in me that gave me the strength to fight and never ever give up!

"And so I want to say to every girl and every boy and every woman and every man...play a sport...because it changed my life...and it will change yours too!

"Sport has taught me how to survive! It has taught me how to fight! It has made me unstoppable!"

This video comes after a remake of the Spice Girls' Wannabe music video to promote the empowerment of women and the issues they face globally.

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