Watch: Sushant Singh Rajput grinds hard to achieve the fitness of MS Dhoni
Published - Sep 1, 2016 7:19 am | Updated - Sep 1, 2016 7:23 am
MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’ is one of the most awaited films of the year. The excitement has reached sky-high after the trailer of the film was launched last month. Portraying the role of MS Dhoni is not a cakewalk. And, lead actor Sushant Singh Rajput has received immense praises for doing it with perfection and ease.
While copying the mannerisms, body language and style of speaking was one part of the challenge, the other tough task was to match the fitness level of the Dhoni himself. Dhoni is notoriously fit and has rarely missed any games due to fitness problems. Even after reaching his mid-thirties, younger players find is really hard to cope with his speed while running between the wickets.
Sushant Singh Rajput, who will be seen playing the sport for the major part of the movie, left no any stone unturned and decided to work really hard and achieve the physique and stamina of the cricketer. For this, the actor almost trained like a soldier. A video shows just how rigorously Sushant trained for the role.
MS Dhoni: The Untold Story is directed by Neeraj Pandey. The movie is set to narrate the story of how MS Dhoni, who began as an ordinary ticket collector, went on to become one of the most charismatic cricketing figures India has ever seen.
Kiara Advani plays the role of his wife Sakshi. Herry Tangri has also been cast into the role of Yuvraj Singh. The film is set to be released on the 2nd of September later this year. Anupam Kher and Disha Patani also make cameo appearances in the movie. Fox Star Studios serves as the primary producer of the film.