India’s most successful captain, MS Dhoni has fans not only in India but also in other cricket playing nations as well. But, the director of his biopic, Neeraj Pandey made a surprising admission that he is not a die-hard Dhoni fan.
Neeraj revealed that although he likes cricket and Dhoni as a player, he has never been his fan as such.
Speaking to the Indian Express, Neeraj said “I am not a fan of Dhoni. I like AB De Villiers and Sachin Tendulkar. Dhoni also knows that I am not his fan. To put things in perspective, had I been a fan of Dhoni, I wouldn’t have been able to direct the movie in an unbiased fashion. Because I am not a fan, I could remain objective.”
Pandey was also quoted saying, why he chose Sushant Singh Rajput to play the part in ‘M.S.Dhoni : The Untold Story’.
“Sushant was always my first choice. He comes from the same place as that of Dhoni. So he understands the dialect well. He is a keen observer of the game of cricket and above all, he is a brilliant actor”, the director added.