September 25, 2016 10:29:52 am
The upcoming biopic MS Dhoni: The Untold Story on cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been declared tax-free in his home state Jharkhand. The biopic features actor Sushant Singh Rajput in the lead role.
“The Jharkhand government yesterday waived entertainment tax for the biopic on Dhoni, to be released on September 30”, an official said. “Dhoni was born in Ranchi and that is where his journey began. We are extremely thrilled and thankful to the Jharkhand government, who are welcoming the film on Dhoni’s life with such open arms,” Vijay Singh, CEO of Fox Star Studios (producer) told PTI.
Directed by Neeraj Pandey the biopic, shows how coaches, mentors and friends inspired young Dhoni (Sushant) to become an ace cricketer and captain of the Indian cricket
team. The film also starts Kiara Advani, Disha Patani, Anupam Kher, Bhumika Chawla and others.
MS Dhoni: The Untold Story stars Sushant Singh Rajput in the titular role while Ashrut plays Shabbir Hussain, who was the school captain of Dhoni. To get into his character, Ashrut met Dhoni and also Hussain, who had made the cricketer open an innings for the first time following which the duo broke many records.
Meanwhile, Ashrut Jain will be seen playing MS Dhoni’s school captain in the upcoming biopic on his life and the cricketer’s advice to the actor was to just enjoy the game. To get into his character, Ashrut met Dhoni and also Hussain, who had made the cricketer open an innings for the first time following which the duo broke many records.
“I met our captain ‘Mahi’ on the sets of the film where he told us to ‘enjoy the game’… I also met his coach KR Banerjee, who helped me enhance my footwork and told me lots of stories about Dhoni and his initial days. I signed the film as an actor and came out as a cricketer,” Ashrut told.
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