"Neeraj sir called me for this film. Before MS 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
"I am thankful for the kind of anticipation that has built up following the trailer and promotions. I am glad all that has happened. We truly believe we will live up to it," said Neeraj Pandey
Vijay Singh, CEO of Fox Star Studios, who are also producers of the biopic, said in a statement: "M S Dhoni: The Untold Story is going to be the widest release for any Indian film in India and internationally. It will also be the widest release for a Hindi film (dubbed) in Tamil and Telugu"
It seems just as Sushant Singh Rajput has incorporated Dhoni's mannerisms and sport style (including his famous Helicopter shot), Kiara also became Sakshi's doppelganger.
Rajinkanth was eager to know about the film and whether it has been dubbed in Tamil. He was also surprised to learn that Sushant learnt the nuances of Dhoni's cricketing style. A visibly enamored Sushant blushed
Its video captures India in all its splendour and energy as they engage in one of its favourite pastimes - playing cricket absolutely anywhere. The anthem has been widely shot across 104 locations spanning 16 Indian cities in totality, read a statement
"It was hard for me to narrate my story because I am person who believes in living in the present. The past or future does not matter to me, so it is very hard when I am asked to recount episodes from my childhood or from several years ago," says M S Dhoni
"We are telling a very important, engaging story (through the film). We have worked hard on it, we want to share that experience with you, and all you are concerned about is my personal life. There is no relation," says Sushant Singh Rajput
"It was not possible for Akshay to play a 16-17 year old teenager in the movie as Dhoni's younger version. So I didn't cast him as MS Dhoni," Neeraj Pandey
Sung and composed by Amaal Malik, the song might be the new love ballad to listen to on loop. Jab Tak has been written by Manoj Muntashir
"We as actors have to convince ourselves that we are the characters. I had strong visual reference of him, so it was a difficult task for me," said Sushant Singh Rajput
"I am extremely proud to be an actor irrespective of the medium and also of my past. So stop these bulls**t stories. What an actor does on a reality show is decided by the studio for the film. I have worked in theatre, tv and films and I don't differentiate," Sushant Singh Rajpit tweeted