MS Dhoni: The Untold Story Paid To Purchase The Footage Of 2011’s World Cup
MS Dhoni's famous winning six in World Cup finals

MS Dhoni: The Untold Story is unarguably the most awaited movie of the year. The movie has created tremendous buzz and with the release date just around the corner, the excitement around it is damn high. It won’t be a big surprise if the movie emerged as a huge hit at the Box Office.

The trailer of MS Dhoni: The Untold Story has been liked by everyone. The best part of the trailer is the original footage of the Indian cricket team’s captain MS Dhoni hitting the winning six in World Cup of 2011. Well, the reports suggest that the makers of the movie had actually purchased the rights of the famous six along with a few other clips, from Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), for a whopping amount of Rs. 40 crores.

As per the reports, though one may see MS Dhoni’s body on screen in the match, it will be Sushant Singh Rajput’s face which will be pasted on his body, in the close- ups.

Sushant Singh Rajput and MS Dhoni at trailer launch
Sushant Singh Rajput and MS Dhoni at trailer launch

Director Neeraj Pandey, refused to answer any of these questions, but a BCCI spokesperson confirmed that the rights of some clips including the six were indeed secured by the filmmakers. However, the spokesperson refused to disclose the amount.

Directed by Neeraj Pandey and produced by Fox Star and Arun Pandey, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story stars Sushant Singh Rajput, Anupam Kher, Bhumika Chawla, Kiara Advani and Disha Patani in the lead roles. The movie is slated to release on 30 Sep 2016.