Dhoni an inspiration for millions: Rajput

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By OUR BUREAU
  • Published 26.09.14
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Calcutta: MS Dhoni — The Untold Story, is going to be the name of India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s biopic, which is due for release in 2015.

The first look of the film’s poster was launched on Thursday. Sushant Singh Rajput will be playing the role of Dhoni in this film. The film is directed by national award-winning director Neeraj Pandey.

There have been many biopics on sports personalities in recent times. One of the best known was that of Milkha Singh – Bhaag Milkha Bhaag — where Farhan Akhtar played Milkha’s role, followed by Mary Kom’s Mary Kom where Priyanka Chopra played the boxer’s role.

Dhoni’s biopic, however, is likely to make headlines unlike any other. It is the maiden venture of Rhiti Sports Management through Inspired Entertainment.

Sushant, for the record, played the role of Ishaan Bhatt, an ex-district level cricketer who is a victim of politics in the cricketing selection fraternity, in the hit movie Kai Po Che.

MS Dhoni — The Untold Story will not only cover the remarkable rise of the World Cup-winning captain, but will also reveal the exciting facts of Dhoni’s personal life and journey, before he became a global sporting icon.

Said Sushant: “I am looking forward to play Dhoni on screen. He is an inspiration for millions... And Neeraj Pandey is one of the most prolific directors…”

Neeraj said: “It’s a unique journey of a unique individual, leader and an international icon.”

Arun Pandey, chairman of Rhiti Sports Management added: “The biopic will certainly be an inspiration to those who dare to dream and then go all out to achieve their dreams.”