One of the biggest hits of Sushant Singh Rajput‘s career was ‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’. Directed by Neeraj Pandey the biopic is based on the life of former Test, ODI and T20I captain of the Indian national cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is popularly known as Dhoni. And just like the entire nation, Dhoni is also devastated by Sushant’s untimely demise.
Neeraj shared that Dhoni is in a complete shock and he is shattered after hearing about Sushant’s demise.
Speaking to xtratime.in, Neeraj shared, “I am not in a situation to speak. I have been talking to the media since afternoon. All I can say is I lost a very close one. Apart from calling Mahi bhai, I have also called two of his best friends Mihir Diwakar and Arun Pandey. They all seemed very upset with such a piece of terrible news. Mahi bhai was in a shock to hear the news and got shattered.”
For ‘MS Dhoni’ biopic, Sushant had prepared very hard. He had even mastered the cricketer’s famous ‘Helicopter Shot’ after watching Dhoni’s video on repeat mode.
Talking about Sushant’s portrayal of Dhoni, Arun Pandey (MS Dhoni’s agent and producer of the biopic) had told the Indian Express, “The reason he could play the role well was that even before he was part of this movie, he idolised Dhoni. He was a kind of inspiration for him. Sushant wasn’t from the industry, he too came from a small town like Dhoni.”
Sushant has started his acting career from the small screen. He entered Bollywood with Abhishek Kapoor’s ‘Kai Po Che’ and went on to deliver several hits at the box-office. Just last year he gave the massive hit ‘Chhichhore’. Unfortunately, despite being at the peak of his career the 34-year-old actor ended his fascinating journey abruptly as he died by suicide on June 14.