The film stars Sushant Singh as Dhoni, the former Indian cricket captain who led India to two World Cup victories.
As Bollywood gears up for various biopics in the coming year, the release date for one of the highly awaited, M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, has finally been announced. The film, which stars Sushant Singh Rajput as Dhoni, will release on September 2, 2016.
Directed by Neeraj Pandey, the film will portray the life of the Indian captain who led India to two great cricket victories namely ICC World Cup 2011 and World Twenty20 in 2007 when he made only made his debut as a captain.
Sushant, who went through rigorous training and makeover for the role, took to Twitter to announce the date of the film based on Captain Cool:
Shot in Ranchi, Bihar where Dhoni was born, the film also features veteran actor Anupam Kher who will play Dhoni's father Pan Singh. A newbie in Bollywood, Kiara Advani will play the role of Dhoni's wife Sakshi.
M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story is not the only sports biopic in the works; a biopic on former skipper Azharuddin featuring Emraan Hashmi is also in production.