How Neeraj Pandey hand-picked 110 actors for the MS Dhoni biopic
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How Neeraj Pandey hand-picked 110 actors for the MS Dhoni biopic

Director Neeraj Pandey, famous for films like Akshay Kumar starrers Baby, Special 26 and his breakout film A Wednesday doesn't compromise when he's making a film. His latest film starring Sushant Singh Rajput is the biopic of India cricketer MS Dhoni and the director has painstakingly handpicked a 110 member cast.

bollywood Updated: Sep 09, 2015 13:40 IST
Dibyojyoti Baksi
Dibyojyoti Baksi
Hindustan Times
Sushant Singh Rajput,Sushant Singh Rajput Dhoni,MS Dhoni

Casting for films with multiple actors can be quite a task. But what happens when a project has as many as 110 characters, and each one has an important role to play in the movie? For film-maker Neeraj Pandey’s next, which is a biopic based on Indian cricket captain MS Dhoni, it was a matter of hand-picking them with clinical precision.

A source says, “Since it is a biopic based on one of the world’s most popular cricketers, audiences are familiar with the faces around him — his team members, the coach, commentators, and his immediate family. So, it is important that these characters bear some resemblance to the people in Dhoni’s life.” Also, since so many characters are part of this film, the process of casting for the project has been more tedious and longer than usual.

When contacted, the spokesperson of the film confirmed the news, saying, “Preparations for the movie are on in full swing.

Neeraj doesn’t compromise on any aspect

when he makes a film.”

First Published: Sep 09, 2015 13:17 IST