Mahendra Singh Dhoni‘s biopic ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’ has the first look of actor Sushant Singh Rajput as ‘Captain Cool’ has been revealed. The Bollywood actor is seen wearing long hair, much like Dhoni had until 2007. It has been on the cards since a long time but finally the actor has started shooting for the film based on the famed cricketing legend. By the looks of it, it seems that Sushant has gotten so much into the skin of the character that its difficult to differentiate him from Dhoni. Sushant’s rugged unshaven look and long hair, resemble the Indian captain very much. However, Sushant still has to bulk up a bit more to look like Dhoni in the present days. The biopic is directed by Baby director Neeraj Pandey and will release next year.
According to Sushant, the primary reason why he accepted the role was because he has been a cricket fan since his childhood. Both Sushant as well as his sister have been national-level cricketers at one point, with the actor giving a serious thought of taking up cricket as a profession at one point.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was rumoured to oppose the production of the film, but the Indian cricket administrators brushed aside such rumours, stating that they were not against the making of the film unless it hampered the professional life of the Indian captain.
According to a reports, Actor Ram Charan will be making his second appearance in a Hindi film, as he will be playing the role of Indian cricketer and Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings team-mate Suresh Raina. It is not clear however, whether Dhoni’s wife Sakshi will feature in the film or not. Sushant is sure to have a great year from now on with “PK” releasing this month and then “Detective Byomkesh Bakshi” releasing early next year and MS Dhoni biopic releasing late in the year. Also his marriage to Ankita Lokhande is on the cards.