After Milkha Singh and Mary Kom, another iconic sportsperson Mahendra Singh Dhoni is poised for a celluloid treatment.
Contrary to moronic desk-manufactured stories claiming hallucinatory sources as saying that the Dhoni pic is snagged by Dhoni's greed, the film is all set to start shooting by year-end.
An official announcement about the Dhoni bio-pic will be made by the film's director- producer Neeraj Pandey in a fortnight.
"Everything has fallen into place. We are all set to make the film with Sushant in the lead. Reports claim that Dhoni has asked us for some staggering outrageous amount of money to shoot his life. The truth is just the opposite. Dhoni has asked us for no money to film his life," says a source close to the Dhoni project.
Says a friend of Sushant's, "He loves cricket. But his sister Mitu Didi who is now happily married with children, is the real cricket champ of the family. Sushant will be taking her help to play Dhoni."
Interestingly, Ayushmann Khurrana who plays a footballer in Shoojit Sircar's 1911 is seeking help for his character from his brother who is a national-level footballer.
Sushant is friendly with Dhoni and is expected to seek his extensive inputs in playing the character.
"When Sushant will be seen playing on the field he wants to look convincing as Dhoni," says the friend.