Sushant Singh returns as Dhoni in biopic sequel

MS Dhoni The Untold Story remains the biggest box office hit of Sushant’s career and the film collected more than Rs 100 crore at the domestic ticket windows

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Mumbai: The sequel to the 2016 hit film MS Dhoni: The Untold Story is on the cards and Sushant Singh Rajput will reprise his role in the film. The second instalment will focus on Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s life after the 2011 world cup victory and it will also document different facets of his personal life.

Sushant Singh Rajput, who essayed Dhoni’s role in Neeraj Pandey’s MS Dhoni The Untold Story, will reprise his role for the sequel as well. “There is the thrilling win against Bangalore at the T20. Apart from that, India’s steady run, up to the semi-finals, at the 2015 World Cup will find a place in the narrative,” it quoted a source as saying. Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP Films may produce the second instalment of Dhoni biopic.

According to the source, just like the first part, the second instalment of the series will also witness a fair share of involvement from the former skipper, particularly during the scripting process. Though the director of the film has not been decided upon, as of now Sushant is expected to begin with his cricket lessons soon.

While the director for the film is yet to finalised, it is likely to go on floors by next year.

MS Dhoni The Untold Story remains the biggest box office hit of Sushant’s career and the film collected more than Rs 100 crore at the domestic ticket windows. It also starred Anupam Kher, Disha Patani, Kiara Advani and Bhumika Chawla.
MS Dhoni: The Untold Story ended with the Indian cricket team’s victory in the 2011 ICC World Cup, the sequel takes off from there. One major controversy that the makers cannot turn a blind eye to was the spot-fixing scandal that rocked the IPL.
The MS Dhoni-led CSK team also came under the scanner. Gurunath Meiyappan was accused of having links with bookies and betting on matches of his own team – a charge tantamount to insider trading.