Neeraj Pandey’s MS Dhoni – The Untold Story – a biopic on cricket India’s limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, will be released on 30th September instead of 2nd September. The makers clarified that they have taken the decision to present the film in the “best way”.
“It was a unanimous decision to release the film on September 30. This would give the team some more time to present the film to the audiences in the best way. We in no way wanted to compromise on the visual experience that Neeraj Pandey is set to create with this movie,” Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios, said in a statement.
The film will see actor Sushant Singh Rajput in the title role. The producers believe and confident also that more time will only help in maximising the effect of the movie.
“The postponement of the release date by three weeks will only help the post production team to further augment the value proposition of the film. This is one of the most-awaited films of the year and I am sure fans will understand that the marginal delay will only help enhance the visual experience of the end product,” Arun Pandey, Chairman of Rhiti Group-owned Inspired Entertainment, said.
MS Dhoni – The Untold Story also stars Anupam Kher, Bhoomika Chawla, Kiara Advani, Herry Tangri and Disha Patani.
When the teaser post of the movie was out, Everybody was literally blown by the uncanny resemblance. The film takes you the right to beginning when M.S. Dhoni started off as a Train Ticket Collector. Many believed that Sushant Singh Rajput pulled all stops to portray this rockstar of a cricketer. And then the teaser trailer was there to convince everyone, that Sushant was a perfect fit. He will make you believe that at one point, M.S. Dhoni had a normal life like anyone of us. And the cheering for the Indian Captain during the 2011 World Cup, in the background actually will give you goosebumps. The trailer even made us realise what a long way Dhoni has come. And it’s all because of Sushant Singh Rajput’s realistic portrayal.
Sushant has been trained by former Indian wicketkeeper Kiran More for this role. According to reports, he actually injured his rib while practising the captain’s famous helicopter shot.
In fact, the Bollywood actor is a great fan of the cricketer. When India had won against Bangladesh in the T20 World Cup, Sushant had tweeted, “We can make 100 films on you and it will still not be enough. You are one of the best sports mind ever and a great person. We love u MS.”