Star Akshay wanted to play Dhoni, but the director refused to sign Sushant Singh Rajput in M.S. Dhoni- The Untold Story

Star Akshay wanted to play Dhoni, but the director refused to sign Sushant Singh Rajput in M.S. Dhoni- The Untold Story. Film M.S. Dhoni- The Untold Story released on 30 September 2016 is completing 4 years. The film was one of the biggest successes of Sushant Singh Rajput’s career.

Sushant was well appreciated for playing MS Dhoni’s character brilliantly. Also Dhoni, this film Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his family also liked the film very much.

He was happy that director Neeraj Pandey kept it very close to reality. According to Neeraj, the film was based on Dhoni’s real-life until 98%. Sushant Singh may not be in this world anymore, but his acting will always entice the audience in this film.

Special facts related to MS Dhoni: The Untold Story …

1. Let me tell you, the school shown in this movie is really Mahendra Singh Dhoni‘s school where he used to go to his childhood. The film was shot here with special permission.

2.Bollywood star Akshay Kumar wanted to play the lead character Dhoni in the film but director Neeraj Pandey did not cast him in the film due to the huge disparity between the cricketer and his looks. Later, Makers found Sushant perfectly perfect for this role and signed Sushant.

3. Let me tell you, this film proved to be the biggest hit for Sushant Singh Rajput. We can also say that Dhoni’s character in the film proved to be a milestone for him and the film became a hit.

4. Former cricketer Kiran More had given cricket training to Sushant for the film, however when Sushant got injured while learning a helicopter shot, Dhoni himself came in to train him.

5. Bhumika Chawla made a comeback after 9 years in Bollywood from this film. She previously appeared in Gandhi, My Father in 2007.

6. M.S. Dhoni- The Untold Story film, Kiara Advani played Dhoni’s wife Sakshi. Sakshi gave her wedding dress to Kiara for the film’s wedding scene.

7. Disha Patni made her Bollywood debut with this film. He played Dhoni’s love interest Priyanka, who died in an accident in real life. Disha also received the Screen and Stardust Award for Best Debut for this film.

8. The film was ranked fifth among the highest-grossing films of 2016. It had a collection of about 133 crores. The budget of the film was 80 crores, out of which 40 crores was given to Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

9. M.S. Dhoni- The Untold Story is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language biographical sports drama film written and directed by Neeraj Pandey.

10. In M.S. Dhoni- The Untold Story movie stars Sushant Singh Rajput as Dhoni, along with Disha Patani, Kiara Advani, and Anupam Kher.

11. The film was released on 30 September 2016 by Fox Star Studios and received the widest release ever for a Bollywood film across 61 countries.

  • Director – Neeraj Pandey
  • Producer – Arun Pandey and Fox Star Studios
  • Music – Sanjoy Chowdhury and Amaal Mallik
  • Starring cast – Sushant Singh Rajput, Disha Patani, Kiara Advani, Anupam Kher, and Bhumika Chawla
  • Release date – 30 September 2016
  • Available Language – Hindi
  • Budget – ₹1.04 billion
  • Box office collection – ₹216 crore
  • Google Rating – 97%
  • IMDB Rating – 7.8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes – 75%

M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story cast –

  • Sushant Singh Rajput as Mahendra Singh Dhoni
  • Kiara Advani as Sakshi
  • Disha Patani as Priyanka Jha
  • Anupam Kher as Pan Singh Dhoni
  • Bhumika Chawla as Jayanti Gupta
  • Rajesh Sharma as Dhoni’s coach Baneerji
  • Shantilal Mukherjee as Sarkar
  • Mithu Chakrabarty as Coach Banerjee’s wife
  • Kumud Mishra as Mr. Deval Sahay
  • Kali Prasad Mukherjee as Animesh Kumar Ganguly
  • Kranti Prakash Jha as Santosh Lal
  • Deepak Dutta as Dilip Vengsarkar
  • Ravindra Mankani as Jagmohan Dalmiya
  • Kiran More as himself
  • Herry Tangri as Yuvraj Singh
  • Rajendra Chawla as Dhoni’s first sponsor
  • Monica Mundu as Mrs. Shukla
  • Alok Pandey as Chittu
  • Sanjay Dadhich as Satya Prakash Krishna
  • Sandeep Nahar as Param Bhaiya
  • Sarvadaman D. Banerjee as Chanchal
  • Rhea Sharma as Ritu

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