Mumbai, Sep 26 (): The first look poster of the biopic of the Indian cricket team captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, was unveiled on Thursday by Dhoni’s wife Sakshi on Twitter.
The biopic is titled M.S. Dhoni and has Sushant Singh Rajput doing the title role. Directed by Neeraj Pandey, the movie will describe the story of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
While sharing the first look poster of the biopic, Sakshi tweeted, “Clearing out all those rumours being carried out past few days.It was all false.. Here you go ….BOOM !!!”
The biopic was facing some hurdles earlier. Rumors have been doing rounds saying Dhoni demanded a whooping amount to give away the biopic rights to the movie. Director Neeraj Pandey ended all those rumors.
Further, it was said that BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) had given objection to the film. Such a rumor was also cleared, when BCCI made clear that it does not interfere with the lives of the cricketers outside the area of cricket. It was also said that the biopic would certainly be too early to be made on the cricketer as he has lots more to accomplish in the coming days.
Meantime, the first look poster is stirring and it shows Sushant wearing the ‘number 7′ jersey of captain Dhoni and his trademark style with a bat on his shoulder.
Sushant will go through intense training in cricket and wicket-keeping to play Dhoni on screen. The movie will go on floors in 2015.
In recent times, biopics on sports persons have made headlines. For example, Milkha Singh’s – ‘ Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ and boxing champion Mary Kom’s biopic – “Mary Kom”. Now, it is a biopic on cricketer Dhoni. Director Neeraj Pandey of ‘A Wednesday’ and ‘Special 26′ fame, has taken the task in his hands and this biopic too is likely to make headlines.