MS Dhoni had told Sushant Singh Rajput during making of his biopic: ‘You ask too many questions’
Months after keeping his fans guessing, cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni finally announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday. The news came a little over two months after the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who played Dhoni in the biopic, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story. The 2016 film turned out to be Sushant’s first solo blockbuster, which changed the course of his career.
Sushant and Dhoni had come together for the promotions of the film, which opened to positive reviews and went on to collect Rs 133 crore at the domestic box office. On being asked about the pressure of playing Dhoni, Sushant had said at the trailer launch in Delhi, “There was more excitement than pressure. In 2006, my family had reached out to 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.”
Replying to the same question, Dhoni 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.”