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Oh Wow! Here's How Sushant Singh Rajput Got Selected For Neeraj Pandey's M S Dhoni!

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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.

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"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 Gaurav Kapur.


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.

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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 cricket tournament.

"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 said.

"M. S. Dhoni: The Untold Story" is slated to release on Friday.


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