Not many know that Sushant Singh Rajput has been quietly working for his next — a biopic on Indian ODI and T20 cricket captain, MS Dhoni. Although Sushant has already had a few meetings with the ‘real’ Dhoni, we have learnt that the actor doesn’t want to leave anything to chance, and that’s why when he recently travelled to Dhoni’s hometown Ranchi, he was very eager to meet the cricketer’s close friends from college as well as school to get and insight into Dhoni ‘the person’ besides Dhoni ‘the cricketer.’
“Sushant knows that he can get a fantastic and unbeatable insight into Dhoni’s life through people who have been with him since childhood. So during his Ranchi visit, he insisted on spending some time with Dhoni’s long-time friends as well as the coach and of course family members,” says an insider.
Also, Sushant has been training hard with former Indian wicketkeeper Kiran More for a year now. “In fact, Sushant has been training so hard — in wicket-keeping as well as batting — with More sir that his close friends jokingly ask him to become a part-time cricketer now,” adds the insider.
So impressed are some fans by this dedication that they made a collage of his pictures with Dhoni’s in various moods, showing how similar they now look after Sushant’s attempt to acquire the cricketer’s style, too. Despite repeated attempts, Sushant couldn’t be reached for comment.