Anupam Kher to play M S Dhoni’s father in the cricketer’s biopic

Filmmaker Neeraj Pandey has roped in actor Anupam Kher to play the role of Mahedra Singh Dhohi’s father Pan Singh in the biopic of the cricketer titled ‘M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story.’

Neeraj has worked with Anupam in his previous films like ‘A Wednesday’, ‘Special 26’ and ‘Baby’.

Actor Sushant Singh Rajput will play the role of the Indian cricket skipper. The actor who was last seen in ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshy’ is being trained by former Indian wicketkeeper Kiran More. Sushant also did net practices along with Dhoni who has been helping him perfect his body language and mannerisms.

The other cast of the film include Alia Bhatt, who will play the cricketer’s wife Sakshi Dhoni, Ranveer Singh and Siddharth Malhotra. Cricketers Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh are also said to be featured.

After much delay, the film will go on floors in August in Dhoni's hometown Ranchi. Produced by Rhiti Sports Management, Inspired Entertainment and Adarsh Telemedia, the film will be released sometime next year.