M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, a biopic on MS Dhoni‘s life is ready to hit the silver screens on September 30th.
While fans are excited to know about the India’s most popular cricketer’s life, there are also people who have been associated with Dhoni in the past and are now worried how they will be portrayed in the biopic.
Latest entrant in this list is Dhoni’s former girlfriend Lakshmi Rai, a South Indian actress.
Raai is all set to make her Bollywood debut soon with Julie 2 and is surprised to see stories about her relationship with Dhoni ahead of the release of the biopic.
She was quoted saying in the Hindustan Times, “It’s so strange that people are unnecessarily focusing on my past. While I and Dhoni have moved on, it looks like some people are still stuck with it. It’s been eight years that chapter got over for me,” says Raai, who was allegedly dating Dhoni in 2008 during IPL.
“I was the brand ambassador for the team that he was a part of and we were together for less than a year. We had never committed to each other and never thought of getting married either, so I don’t understand why people would talk about us. It didn’t work for us, so we moved on,” said the actress.
As Dhoni’s love life with his ex-girlfriend Priyanka Jha, who died in an accident, is being showcased in the film, there is a rife that Lakshmi’s part might also be shown in the film.
“I hope not. Though there was an indirect approach to know the story from my side but I have not given any such consent so they cannot claim a relationship existed unless they take names in the film,” Raai said.
“(Also) it’s not that he (Dhoni) has dated only me in his life. There have been other girls too that he’s been in relationship with after me. And a biopic is much more than just girls and relationships.”
Dhoni tied the knot with Sakshi Rawat in 2010 and then, the actress thought that the chapter was over but the recent reports have saddened her once again.
“I want to tell the world that we are two different phases now, looking at our respective careers. We felt sorry for each other but we’ve not been in touch ever since. There needs to be a full stop to all these baseless link-ups now.”
In her interview, Lakshmi also refuted the reports that it was a one-sided relationship.
“That’s not true. When things were actually happening, nobody spoke about it and now false rumours are being spread. It’s really difficult for me to handle this, especially when I am seeing someone else. Maybe it was a different combination of an actress dating a cricketer, it created the best gossip,” she added.