No. I am on national duty. Everything else can wait. – M.S. Dhoni
Cricket is undoubtedly a religion in India. Director Neeraj Pandey has struck the right chord yet again by connecting cricket and Bollywood with the biopic on M.S. Dhoni.
Set to release on 30th September, M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story revolves around the life and journey of the cricketer. Read on to find out more on the movie.
Mahi Before The Mahindra Singh Dhoni You Know
Born into a family of Rajputs in Ranchi, Dhoni has two siblings, sister Jayanti Gupta and brother Narendra Singh Dhoni. As a child Dhoni admired Adam Gilchrist, Sachin Tendulkar, Amitabh Bachchan and Lata Mangeshkar.
At school, Dhoni excelled in badminton and football where he was selected in district and club level by his football coach. Though Mahi did not play much of cricket yet his wicket-keeping skills impressed everyone and he was selected for the Under 16 Championship. He started focusing on cricket only after his tenth grade.
On The Road To Success
Very few people are aware of the fact that the ace cricketer once worked as a Travelling Ticket Examiner at the Kharagpur railway station in West Bengal. The all rounder that the man is known to be, performed his duties with integrity and colleagues remember him as an honest and hard-working employee.
Not many of us can imagine the Captain of Indian Cricket team to be checking tickets on the train but Dhoni made a name for himself everywhere including the local game of Khep cricket, a variation of the tennis-ball cricket in the region.
Telling The Untold Story
A very promising lad otherwise, not much is known about the cricketer’s personal life. From playing pranks with his friends to marrying his classmate Sakshi Dhoni, the cricketer has always managed to keep matters of the heart and family a low key affair.
The movie will help in bringing these unknown facts to light and tell the audience what went into the making of a global sporting icon. The biopic will record the rise of the living legend, the stories of the leader and the birth of the ‘Captain Cool’.
Sushant Singh Rajput who earlier portrayed the role of Ishaan Bhatt, an ex-district level cricketer in Kai Po Che will now be seen playing Dhoni in reel life. Kiara Advani will be seen as the cricketer’s wife while renowned actor Anupam Kher plays the role of Dhoni’s father, Pan Singh.
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