Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who will play the title role in Neeraj Pandey's upcoming biopic M. S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, says the filmmaker had not seen any of his previously films and selected him for the role after a general 20 minute conversation.
"Neeraj sir called me for this film. Before 'M. S. Dhoni: The
Untold Story', he had never seen any of my films. We had a general
20 minute conversation after which he said, 'Okay, you are
selected.' Even I didn't take a chance to ask him why you are
taking me," Sushant said here on Tuesday during a chat with actor
Sushant admitted that one thing that he couldn't understand
aboutDhoniwas his attitude towards life. "I have been
Dhoni's fan for last 12 years and I am following him everywhere.
Just there was one thing which I couldn't understand - his way of
thinking and why he is the way he is? I asked him a lot of
questions about that even made him angry," he said.
Dhoni, who was also present during the event, said he would not
like to relive the shooting days of the film again because Sushant
asked him a lot of questions.
"Sushant has done very well. He has totally imitated the way I
talk and I walk. I don't think I carry that grace with me, but he
has copied everything. He practiced cricket for almost nine months
for two-three hours every day. Now he can even participate in a
"But he asked a lot of questions to me. I really don't wish to
relive those days again,"Dhonisaid. He even quipped
that he would prefer former Australian leg spinner Shane Warne's
googly over Sushant's questions because "it's my profession and I
can handle that easily".
Dhoni, who is often called 'Mahi' by his fans, said he has found
another nickname through this film -- 'Subject'. "Wherever I go
with them for promotions, they introduce me saying that the subject
of the film is here. So I have found a new nickname," he
"M. S. Dhoni: The Untold Story" is slated to release on