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Sushant Singh Rajput’s family hasn’t watched ‘Dhoni’

Actor says he made them wait until he could watch the biopic with them

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In this photograph taken on September 15, 2016, Indian Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput poses during a press meet in Mumbai for his upcoming Hindi film "MS Dhoni: The Untold Story", a biography of Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni."MS Dhoni: The Untold Story", due for release on September 30, charts the rise of India's limited-overs captain from boy to train ticket collector to World Cup glory. - TO GO WITH India-entertainment-film-Bollywood-cricket-Dhoni, FOCUS by Peter Hutchison/ AFP / STR / TO GO WITH India-entertainment-film-Bollywood-cricket-Dhoni, FOCUS by Peter Hutchison
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Sushant Singh Rajput will watch M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story with his family this week after forcing them to avoid seeing it.

“It’s true... I’ve stopped my family from watching the film. I’ll go to Delhi this week and watch it with them. They are very annoyed because everyone is talking to them about Dhoni and they are yet to see it,” Singh Rajput said.

Singh Rajput’s sister Mitu Singh was a national-level cricketer before she got married and decided to be a mum.

The actor is ecstatic about the success of Neeraj Pandey’s directorial. But he is loath to take credit for it.

“[The success is] because of Dhoni’s popularity and director Neeraj Pandey’s magic touch. When emotions resonate, it’s an incredible feeling. It is the best reward for an actor, much more than any box office numbers,” he said.

“I haven’t seen this kind of response to any of my other films,” the actor added.

Singh Rajput had to undergo a physical transformation for the role.

“We shot the later portions of Dhoni’s life first when I weighed around 80kg. Then I had to shed around 20kg to look like the teenaged Dhoni,” Singh Rajput explained.

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