Sushant Singh Rajput’s latest outing, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story on Indian cricketer MS Dhoni has been declared tax free in Uttar Pradesh. The biopic was also made tax free in Dhoni’s home state, Jharkhand.
“We are extremely thrilled and thankful to the government of Uttar Pradesh and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for giving the film tax free status. It is an overwhelming feeling to be seeing this biopic of Mahi’s life getting such recognition,” Arun Pandey, the producer of the movie said in a statement.
Directed by Neeraj Pandey, the biopic shows the journey of the ace cricketer. Produced by Fox Star Studios and Arun Pandey (Inspired Entertainment), the film features Sushant in the titular role, Kiara Advani as Sakshi Dhoni in addition to Disha Patani and Anupam Kher in pivotal roles.
MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, which has hit the screens on Friday, has garnered positive reviews from critics and viewers, while Dhoni himself is stunned the way Sushant Singh Rajput has pulled off the role.
“Sushant is exceptional, he has totally imitated me the way I talk, the way I walk, he has copied everything, that’s the beauty of it. When we talk about cricket specifically, he has practiced for 9 months, for two to two and a half hours every day, in fact now he can even participate as a cricketer, in between where there is off season for movies, he can go and play a lot of leagues,” Dhoni said.