Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the former captain of Indian cricket team under whom India won two world cups, might soon be starting in a Bollywood movie currently in the pre-production stage.
The 38-year-old cricketer has been getting featured regularly since the world cup with speculations about his retirement doing rounds throughout the country. He is now making news for his big-screen debut in a Sanjay Dutt-starrer movie.
If reports are to be believed, this movie is to be directed by Samir Karnik who last directed Chaar Din Ki Chandni (released in 2012), which starred Tusshar Kapoor, Anupam Kher and Om Puri in lead roles and made his game from Yamla Pagla Deewana.
Underdogs is a comic take on the academy award-winning Hollywood classic crime thriller movie ‘No Country for Old Man’ and will hit the big screens next year.
The cricketer will do a cameo in this movie which is supposedly based on three underdogs and is to have three big stars in lead male roles. While Sanjay Dutt has been finalized as one of them, while Emraan Hashmi and Suniel Shetty have been approached for other roles as the production finalizes actors for other roles.
It is not a new thing for cricketers to turn actors. Among others, the legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev, Ajay Jadeja, Vinod Kambli, Syed Kirmani and Yograj Singh have been featured in movies. Dhoni is all geared up to be a part of the list.