Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni turns 39 today. As you might be aware, Sushant Singh Rajput played the cricketer in his biopic, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story. Dhoni was pretty impressed with the way played him on screen. While he stated that Sushant managed to perform an “exact replica” of his famous helicopter shot, he complained that the actor asked him too many questions while prepping for the film.
At the trailer launch of the film, Dhoni was asked if he was nervous to see his life unfold on screen. He had said, “Sushant must be feeling more nervous because it was for him to show what he was feeling inside and make the audience believe him, for which he has really scraped me. He used to ask me about how did I feel at that time, how do I feel now. I told him, “yaar tum sawaal he poochhte rehte ho (you keep asking too many questions). In reality, we spent a lot less time together.”
He had added, “But the kind of effort he has put in the film because one of the essential part of the film was cricket. Of course, all of us play cricket but when you have to show it on screen, you have to learn certain things, especially cricket shots. He has hit the helicopter shot in the movie and it’s exactly like a replica. So Sushant has put a lot of effort.”
Meanwhile Sushant had said, “There was more excitement than pressure. 2006- My family had reached MS Dhoni and I had clicked a picture with him. There are films where you end up being a very good actor but there are very rare films where you end up being a very good human being.”
Sushant had also shared a life lesson at the event. He said, “We either dwell in the past or think about the future. But when you actually live in present, see everything with naked eyes and listen with your own years, it all feels very nice.”