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The way I walk, I talk, he almost copied everything: Dhoni on Sushant Singh

Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says he was surprised to see actor Sushant Singh Rajput portray him keeping in mind the minute details in upcoming biopic M S Dhoni: The Untold Story.

bollywood Updated: Aug 20, 2016 18:41 IST
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni

To portray Mahendra Singh Dhoni (left0, actor Sushant Singh Rajput (right) had to undergo rigorous training to perfect his cricketing skills, specially to pull off Dhoni’s trademark ‘helicopter’ shot well on screen.

Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says he was surprised to see actor Sushant Singh Rajput portray him keeping in mind the minute details in upcoming biopic M S Dhoni: The Untold Story.

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The Shuddh Desi Romance actor in order to get into the skin of the cricketer, had to undergo rigorous training to perfect his cricketing skills, specially to pull off Dhoni’s trademark ‘helicopter’ shot well on screen.

“He (Sushant) has worked very hard. He was practicing everyday for more than nine months. He was batting everyday for over three hours when it comes to portraying the (cricket) shots,” Dhoni said in a statement.

Read: Biopic does not glorify me, says Dhoni at trailer release

Beside cricket training, the 30-year-old actor had to emote the ‘captain cool’ (as Dhoni is fondly called) by understanding his mindset when his team won or lost a match.

“Also the way I walk, the way I talk, he has copied almost everything. In fact I was amazed to see him do all these things,” he adds.

Also starring Kiara Advani and Anupam Kher the film is scheduled for September 30 release.

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