MS Dhoni smashes jackpot for Biopic rights
Published - Aug 21, 2016 3:42 pm | Updated - Aug 21, 2016 3:42 pm
Indian limited-overs’ skipper MS Dhoni has certainly smashed a jackpot after Criclife revealed the payout that the 35-year old received for the rights to his biopic. The report went on to reveal that Mahendra Singh Dhoni was paid in and around the region of Rs. 80 Crores for the rights to the Film – ‘MS Dhoni – The Untold story’. Further reports also go on to suggest that Rs. 20 Crore has already been paid to Dhoni.
The film will be released shortly with the date expected to be 30th of September. The trailer, which has been released in several languages has also grossed in excess of millions of viewers all over the globe. The movie will also be the first movie to be released before a cricketer’s retirement.
While it is all good that the biopic is something that is expected to be released soon as well as the fact that it is expected to be inspirational, the fact remains that this is perhaps one of the highest payouts in movie history in India at least. Most of the actors who have made high grossing films are also not paid as much while some other A-Listed movies do not gross as much in the Box Office as well.
However, the film is expected to release soon after the Indian skipper is back from Lauderhill, Florida. The 35-year old will lead the Indian T20 unit against the World Champions West Indies in a ground-breaking T20I series scheduled to be played for the first time in the United States of America. Although many in the state of Florida have not looked too favorably on the move, it is clear that the BCCI’s power and status in World Cricket at the moment has paid dividends in the hostage of the revolutionary series.
The series will begin shortly after the conclusion of the ongoing Test series. Although the Indians have clinched a 2-0 win thus far, they will have to win the fourth Test at Port of Spain should they prevent Pakistan from claiming the world number one ranking. That, however, seems highly unlikely at the moment.