Sports biopics have become the latest trend in Bollywood and with the stupendous success of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Baag Milka Bhaag and Omung Kumar’s Mary Kom many B Town makers are in hunt for famous sports personalities on whom a biopic can be made out into a film.
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra directed the biopic of Milka Singh which has been played by Farhan Akhtar. The movie ended up as a stupendous hit and received critical acclaim all over. Omung Kumar came up with the biopic of Mary Kom which has been played by Priyanka Chopra.
Now talented director Neeraj Pandey has taken the responsibility to direct the life story of Indian cricket captain MS Dhoni. The movie has been in talks from some time and Sushanth Singh Rajput has been finalized to play the lead role. The regular shoot of the film will start from January next year.
MS Dhoni has charged Rs 40 crores to own the rights of his biopic and the movie is being made on a budget of Rs 80 crores. Neeraj Pandey who scored super hits recently like Special 26 and Baby is personally taking care of the work. Sushanth Singh Rajput is currently busy preparing himself for the movie. Kiara Advani has been finalized to play Dhoni’s wife in the movie. John Abraham, Ramcharan, Varun Dhawan and Arjun Kapoor will be seen in guest roles in the film.
The regular shoot of the movie will start from the mid of January next year and the movie will be wrapped up in a single schedule. MS Dhoni: The Untold Story will complete all the formalities and will hit the screens on September 2nd next year. Fox Star Studios and Inspired Entertainments are producing this sports biopic.