Neeraj Pandey, whose Dhoni biopic has become the talking point of the nation, speaks about his film’s casting.
The teaser and the trailer of M.S. DHONI: THE UNTOLD STORY have got overwhelming love from audiences.
The film promises to trace the yet untold journey of Mahendra Singh Dhoni from acclaimed director Neeraj Pandey’s point of view, who rose from humble beginnings to become India’s most successful cricket captain.
There has been a lot of positivity about how Neeraj has been spot on with the casting of this film.
Neeraj Pandey feels Sushant Singh Rajput is, ‘Rare potential and potentially brilliant. We wanted an actor who could transform himself into MS. He has given it his best. He has pushed and burnt the envelope. He has worked tirelessly for 8 months to get into the skin of MS’s character. The honesty of his labour shows in the film’.
On Anupam Kher, the director said, ‘Anupamji is a walking, talking Institution. He can play anyone, anything. In this one he plays MS’s father – Paan Singh Dhoni. His influence is key to MS’s life journey. Anupamji met MS’s father, his family at MS’s home. He spent time with them. It’s always a great pleasure to work with him and his childlike enthusiasm both on and off sets is simply amazing.’
On Disha Patani, Neeraj said,’ Disha plays a pivotal character in the early years of MS’s life. Actually, we were looking for a someone who is full of life and is extremely innocent. There had to be an unexplainable niceness to her. Disha simply ticked all the boxes right from the word go. She is a fantastic actor and her character’s story will touch people’s hearts.’
The chemistry between Sushant and Disha can be seen in M.S. DHONI: THE UNTOLD STORY song ‘Kaun Tujhe’.
Neeraj also shared his views on Kiara Advani. He shared,’ Kiara is playing Sakshi Dhoni in the film and we were looking for someone who could play an extremely confident woman, someone who spoke her heart out and was genuine about her feelings and emotions. Kiara was superb during auditions and she has played her role. She is a very sharp, gifted performer and she is definitely going a very long way.’
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