Actress Bhumika Chawla, who is making a comeback to Bollywood after nine years in Neeraj Pandey’s M.S Dhoni: The Untold Story, feels everyone deserves to know the personal side of the most successful Indian captain as his story is very inspiring. “There’s so much I didn’t know about Dhoni which I learnt after working in the film. I’m sure most people don’t know much about his personal side and it’s something we all deserve to know. It’s a very inspiring story and it shows there’s more to cricketer Dhoni,”said Bhumika.
The film, which releases worldwide tomorrow, is a biopic based on the life of Indian cricketer and current ODI captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Bhumika plays Dhoni’s sister Jayanti in the film and she prepared for her character based on the director’s research.
“I didn’t have to meet the real Jayanti. Neeraj’s research was more than enough to understand and play the character,” she said, adding the most exciting part about being part of the project was getting an opportunity to work with Neeraj.
“I’ve been a fan of his work from his first film and to finally work with him really got me excited. Also, I didn’t want to miss being part of the biopic on one of India’s finest cricketers. It was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down,” she said.
Starring Sushant Singh Rajput, Disha Patani, Kiara Advani and Anupam Kher, M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story releases in cinemas on 30thSeptember.