The biopic on Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is likely to hit the cinemas by October this year.
Filmmaker Neeraj Pandey is at present in Jharkhand researching the past life of Dhoni. The filmmaker visited several locations and collected information from his friends and relatives.
Cine star Sushant Singh Rajput will be the silver screen Dhoni while Alia Bhatt will play Shakshi. The biopic with the proposed titled ‘MS Dhoni-The Untold Story’ will tell some interesting facts of Dhoni’s personal life and journey before he became a global sporting icon.
The cricketer’s wife Shakshi Singh Dhoni had confirmed the news of a biopic on Twitter last year.The poster of the film was also put up on twitter along with Sakshi’s tweet.
Neeraj Pandey, the director of Baby and Special- 26, has met the friends and relatives of Dhoni to give final touches to the script. Pandey also visited the sports hostel at Kharagpur (West Bengal) where Dhoni used to reside while he was working with the railways.
Satya Prakash Krishna, Dhoni’s friend, teammate during Ranji matches and colleague in the railways, said the filmmaker collected information regarding Dhoni from him.