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Posted: 14 March 2014 at 2:47am | IP Logged
Y so big issue wid dis mustache..

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Actor Sushant Singh Rajput is all set to play Mahendra Singh Dhoni in an official biopic on the World Cup-winning Indian captain

From page B He is one of India's mostloved cricketers, with millions aping his every move " from his constantly changing hairstyles to his famous helicopter shot. And now, World Cup-winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is set to have a brush with Bollywood as an official biopic on his life is in the pipeline. We've learnt that Sushant Singh Rajput is going to don the captain's jersey in the film that is being helmed by Neeraj Pandey (he directed A Wednesday, 2008).

MS Dhoni Sushant Singh Rajput

"Dhoni has already given his go ahead to the film. Even as Sushant is shooting for Dibakar's (Banerjee) film, he is studying Dhoni's mannerisms as much as possible through his interviews and match clippings. In fact, he has also visited Ranchi (Dhoni's hometown) and interacted with the locals as part of his preparation," says an insider close to the production.

Sushant and Dhoni are also believed to have met at a Bandra fivestar hotel. "We don't know the reason, but we had seen the two of

them together right before Dhoni left for the New Zealand series," says a member of the hotel's staff.

While the biopic is expected to cover Dhoni's journey " from a small-town boy to a global phenomenon " a part of it will also focus on his wife Sakshi. "They are considering Deepika Padukone or Shraddha Kapoor to play Sakshi," adds the insider.

The yet-untitled film is likely to kick off in early 2015. "He has to transform his body before filming. Since he also has to wrap up Dibakar's and Shekhar Kapur's films, which require different physiques, it'll take some time for the biopic to get started," adds the insider. Apparently, it will be made on a budget of around 95 crore and shot in Jharkhand, Durban in South Africa, and London, among other locations.

Despite repeated attempts, neither Sushant nor Neeraj could be reached for comment.

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Posted: 14 March 2014 at 8:43pm | IP Logged
Thanks Tanmi! Hug

Neeraj Pandey directed A Wednesday and Special 26 both fab films! Thumbs UpStar

Wonder whose producing? This article seems to be basically confirming that he has bagged it but waiting for a proper confirmation from Sushant, the director or production house now Big smile

Ohh and it would be fab if he gets paired opposite Deepika! Smile

Edited by luvsushita23 - 14 March 2014 at 8:45pm

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Posted: 14 March 2014 at 8:50pm | IP Logged
wow... if this news is true then SSR will get a chance to work with another A-list director...

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Remember last yr we got an article saying sushant doing a film on MSD.. That means he was offered this film just after kpc release...

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Posted: 14 March 2014 at 9:11pm | IP Logged
Hmm   finally  a  news  great  .  But  biopic  on   dhoni  kyun   .  Btw  deepika  was  his  alleged  ex  too  .  I  want  him  to  work  with  neeraj  pandey  but  umm  dhoni   not sure 
ChannaMereya IF-Stunnerz

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Posted: 14 March 2014 at 9:13pm | IP Logged
A  biopic  on  dhoni  not  sure  though  I  like  neeraj  pandey  as  director  and  deeps  was  his  ex  flame  too  
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Posted: 14 March 2014 at 9:16pm | IP Logged
Woah, this sounds awesome!  I think it's a good decision by the casting department, because Sushant has already trained in cricket at a pretty high level of intensity for KPC.

I love it when his projects kind of come out of the blue, like it did with DBB.  At least I haven't read much about this biopic before, and so reading this news makes me feel excited rather than jaded (as one would feel when finally reading the casting for a film like Shuddhi or Bajirao Mastani).  Also, it seems like this is not a YRF production, so yay for branching out.

Thank you for the article, Tanmi!

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