New Delhi: Indian weightlifting sensation Mirabai Chanu created history as she bagged India’s first gold medal with a total lift of 201 kg at the ongoing Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2022 in Birmingham.
This was Chanu’s third Commonwealth Games medal as she had won silver and gold in the Glasgow and Gold Coast editions respectively. Soon after her win, Twitter went crazy, rightfully so, in applauding her.
Chanu found one of her admirers in Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth who lauded her for her achievement and called her a legend and ‘worthy’ as a reference from the MCU movies, where only worthy humans can lift Thor’s hammer.
Chirs’s tweet was in reply to a tweet by a fan who wrote, “Time for Thor to give up his hammer,” tagging Hemsworth in his tweet. Hemsworth took note of the tweet and replied to it. “She is worthy! Congrats, Saikhom, you legend,” Hemsworth responded.
She is worthy! Congrats, Saikhom, you legend.
— Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) August 4, 2022
Chris Hemsworth was last seen in ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ along with Christian Bale and Natalie Portman. It was Chris’s fourth standalone movie as Thor, with the first installment releasing in 2011.
The actor bared it all in the film and did “a lot of work” to prepare for his nude scene.
He had earlier shared that shooting the scene for the Taika Waititi-directed movie felt like a natural evolution for the character, the 38-year-old actor made sure he was in tip-top shape before taking his clothes off, reports aceshowbiz.com.
“I mean, it was kind of 10, 11 years in the making, that shot,” the Hollywood leading man told Entertainment Tonight.
“In each film we’ve taken off another item of clothing, and now we just kind of took it all off.”
Hemsworth, who embarked on an intense fitness plan before shooting the movie, admitted the director was the driving force behind the scene.
When asked what made him reprise the character for the new Marvel movie, he joked: “Obviously a contractual obligation. If it was my choice it wouldn’t have happened!”
Chris actually adopts an athlete-like approach to his preparation, but he ultimately finds the experience to be “incredibly rewarding”.
“The training across 10 years of doing it is a full-time job. That and then a 12-hour shooting day, it’s a real grind. It’s incredibly rewarding, too, you have to look at it like a professional athlete.”
(With inputs from IANS)