Rajput, who has settled into his reel character to the extent where fans have mistaken him to be the cricketer, took to social networking site twitter to announce the date of release.
The film, which has the potential of giving any big commercial Bollywood film a run for its money and is expected to be a gig crowd-puller, is set for a release on September 2, 2016. This is the first time a biopic is being made on a high-profile Indian cricketer, and considering the fan following that Dhoni enjoys, it will be no surprise it proves to be one of biggest blockbusters of the year.
For the film, Fox Star Studios has joined hands with Inspired Entertainment (Rhiti Group), a statement said. "M.S.Dhoni: The Untold Story" is inspired by Dhoni's phenomenal rise from humble beginnings in Ranchi to an icon. The film is directed by Neeraj Pandey.
Rajput has trained for long hours to get into the frame of Dhoni, trying to master his most famous helicopter shot and get the body language right. He is excited about the film.
— Sushant S Rajput (@itsSSR) December 28, 2015
Dhoni had himself dropped in on the shooting session earlier this month. Popular actor Anupam Kher, who is playing Dhoni's father in the film, tweeted a picture after Dhoni's visit on the film's set.
Lara, our camera attendant was happiest 2 meet @msdhoni on d sets of biopic on his life. @itsSSR is equally happy.:) pic.twitter.com/hGYXhFe7Da
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) December 14, 2015