Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the most famous cricketer of India in the world next to Sachin Tendulkar which inspired Bollywood filmmaker, Neeraj who is the latest to be bitten by the biopic bug, to make a movie on this prime personality of our country.
Sushant Rajput Singh had already been roped in to essay the lead role in this biopic, so excited was the actor that he even met the cricketer and started to prepare for his role. But now all of his hard work will be beaten to dust for the film may be shelved forever.
First the cricketer quoted a huge sum of money, almost Rs 45 crores which increased the budget of the film to Rs 100 crores and now the BCCI is said to have problem with the idea of the biopic.
Dhoni had given his nod to the biopic to be directed by Neeraj Pandey of A Wednesday fame but now the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) has told the cricketer that his life cannot be transferred onto the celluloid till the time he continues to play cricket professionally.
Dhoni cannot go against the board and so looks like this biopic may be shelved for good. Rather than Dhoni, the makers should have opted for Sachin, may be that would have worked out.