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Here's what a Dhoni fan told Sushant Singh Rajput

Everyone knows that India is a cricket-crazy nation. And Sushant Singh Rajput recently got a taste of what it is like to live up to the average fan’s expectations. Sushant was at a hotel in Mumbai a few days ago, when a man on a wheelchair spotted him. He approached the actor, and said, "Beta, Dhoni ke role ki izzat rakh lena (Do a good job while playing Dhoni on the big screen)."

bollywood Updated: Aug 07, 2015 11:37 IST

Everyone knows that India is a cricket-crazy nation. And Sushant Singh Rajput recently got a taste of what it is like to live up to the average fan’s expectations. Sushant was at a hotel in Mumbai a few days ago, when a man on a wheelchair spotted him. He approached the actor, and said, "Beta, Dhoni ke role ki izzat rakh lena (Do a good job while playing Dhoni on the big screen)."



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A poster of the Dhoni biopic being directed by Neeraj Pandey.



Talking about the role, Sushant had earlier told Hindustan Times, "As an actor, there is always a responsibility when you are portraying any character on screen. You have to meet your own expectations, [because] you want a large percentage of audience to come and watch the film. As for Dhoni, he is an inspiration, and is loved by millions. The incredible response after the [film’s] announcement only punctuates the massiveness of the project, and we will make sure the biopic transcends general expectations."



For those who may not be aware, Sushant has been roped in to play Mahendra Singh Dhoni in a biopic based on the Indian cricketer. Sushant’s last film, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy, failed to live up to the audience’s expectations, but in the past he has wowed viewers with his roles in movies like Kai Po Che! (2013), Shuddh Desi Romance (2013) and PK (2014).



Dhoni biopic is expected to go on the floors on August 23.



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