The Indian Captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, is all set to get his own biopic. But the tale of his struggle to International cricket might take longer to start picturing, as the start is postponed from this week due to financial issues.
Sources explained that negotiations in regard to the financial matters of the production are going on with the co-producer of the film MSD. It was also said that the movie may need a lot actual clips from cricket matches over which the BCCI has full control. However, the BCCI has quoted Rs. 15 crore to provide these clips.
However, it is understood that the makers do not want to spend so much and were negotiating the price. With many movies in recent times with high budgets not doing well at the box office, they did not want to spend too much and incur losses in the end. They explained that they want to make a movie with moderate amount of investment and hopefully recover the investment back in full.
However, Neeraj Pandey the director of the film along with other officials did not provide any insight into this matter. But it is thought that the budget of the film is around 80 crores with MSD being paid 40 crores to lend his life for the movie.
Dhoni’s retirement from test cricket and his new born daughter have postponed the initial date of rolling of the movie in the previous year. The script had to be reworked to fit in these change in his life.
The film will star Sushanth Singh Rajput as the protagonist and it is no understood that the script is fully ready and that once the financial problem are worked out, the movie will be all set to roll.