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Why it was impossible to cast Akshay Kumar as MS Dhoni, reveals Neeraj Pandey

Everyone is much aware of the successful team up of actor Akshay Kumar with director Neeraj Pandey. Both of them have earlier collaborated on ‘Special 26‘ and ‘Baby‘ and now they are reuniting again for ‘Crack’ which will release next year. Neeraj is currently busy with the ongoing promotions of his upcoming biopic movie ‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story‘. It was expected that the director would be choosing Akshay Kumar to play the titular role, but then it did not happen.

While giving away an interview, and being asked as to why he did not cast Akshay as Dhoni, Neeraj Pandey said, “It was not possible for Akshay to play a 16-17 year old teenager in the movie as Dhoni’s younger version. So I didn’t cast him as MS Dhoni.” [sic]

Further, Neeraj was in complete praises for actor Sushant Singh Rajput who ultimately played the role of this cricket icon.

“Sushant reads the script very sincerely. He also picked the body language right,” added the director.

‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’, also stars Disha Patani, Kiara Advani, Bhumika Chawla and Anupam Kher in pivotal roles. It is slated to release on September 30, 2016.

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