Happy Birthday Mahendra Singh Dhoni, 7 Interesting Facts About 'MS Dhoni: The Untold Story'

Happy birthday Mahendra Singh Dhoni! India’s most successful cricket captain turns 36 today. With almost all the major wins of world cricket in his pocket, including and especially, the three ICC tournaments- ODI World Cup, T20 World Cup and Champions Trophy, MS Dhoni has taken Indian cricket into altogether different levels. Under his captaincy, Indian cricket has improved tremendously, without a dearth of doubt.

Interesting Facts MS Dhoni The Untold Story

As always said in India, Bollywood and cricket are religions. With a recent trend of Bollywood movies getting inclined towards biopics, 'MS Dhoni: The Untold Story' deserves a special mention on Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s 36th birthday. Sports dramas in Bollywood have fared pretty well recently. Be it 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', 'Mary Kom' or 'Sachin: A Billion Dreams', all proved that sports biopics if tapped at correct chords can do wonders at the box-office.

One such sports biopic is 'MS Dhoni: The Untold Story'. Based on Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s life, it stars Sushant Singh Rajput, Disha Patani, Kiara Advani and Anupam Kher in lead roles. On Dhoni’s 36th birthday we bring to you some interesting facts about the movie- 'MS Dhoni: The Untold Story'.

Interesting Facts MS Dhoni The Untold Story

  • Dhoni’s obsession with number 7 is so evident in the movie as well. His house number is J/142 (1+4+2=7), his hotel room number is 601 and, of course his jersey number is also 7.
  • 'MS Dhoni: The Untold Story' has actually been in shot in real locations. The school in which we see young Dhoni practicing is the real school of Mahendra Singh Dhoni- DAV JVM Shyamali.
  • Do you remember the advertisement in which Mahendra Singh Dhoni sponsors 'Boost'? The kid in that ad is the same guy who plays young Dhoni in the movie.
  • This was Anupam Kher’s third time playing the role of a father of a cricketer. Earlier two instances are- 'Victory' (father of Harman Baweja) and 'Dil Bole Hadipaa' (father of Shahid Kapoor)!
  • There were reports before the release of 'MS Dhoni: The Untold Story' that Fawad Khan will play Virat Kohli, Abhishek Bachchan will essay Yuvraj Singh’s role, among various others. 
  • Director Neeraj Pandey had approached BCCI to get real footage of MS Dhoni playing on field in the international matches. BCCI demanded Rs 15 crore and Neeraj denied them paying such a huge amount.
  • The movie starts with 2011 World Cup Finals and ends there itself.

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