Neeraj Pandey, the director of ‘MS Dhoni – The Untold Story’ guarantees numerous untold stories from the life of India’s Captain Cool, including one of him experiencing passionate feelings for Priyanka Jha in his mid 20s whom he lost in a mishap.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was crushed yet a couple of years down the line, he went gaga for Sakshi Singh Rawat and this love story had an upbeat completion with the two getting married on July 4, 2010.
The biopic’s leading artist, Sushant Singh Rajput, too endured a heart-break as of late when he split with long-time sweetheart, TV actress Ankita Lokhande. Post the separation one tends to either get into a relationship on the bounce back or swear off marriage. Sushant says he utilized work to heal the heart. “I was casting Dhoni at the time. Then, it was preparation and shooting for Raabta. Work is the main source of energy at this moment, I’m not thinking about another relationship,” says the 30-year-old actor negating gossipy tidbits that after the split he was attracted to his Raabta co-star, Kriti Sanon.
Question him on the said gossipy tidbits and he helps you to remember one that the duo cooked up the news to keep the film in the spotlight. “Every one of them are false,” he declares, admitting that a few pictures from the shoot in Budapest surfaced on the web. “If our chemistry was not noticeable in them, I’d be a terrible actor since since I was supposed to be in love with Kriti in the film. Off the sets, we are good friends.”
He emphasizes that until further notice he’s focussed on promoting the biopic for which he invested months preparing up.”I spent more than a thousand hours watching Dhoni’s videos and interviews to understand him. The first time we met, I sat quietly and heard him out, the next time I had prepared 50 hypothetical multiple-choice questions to know how he reacts on the spot. The third time we discussed the script and when we rolled, I was Dhoni in my head,” he says, admitting that subsequent to experiencing the drill, he wouldn’t have any desire to be a full-time cricketer. “It is the hardest thing I have done so far.”
Sushant keeps on being a Dhoni fan and was delighted when he awed his idol with his practice recordings. “That is the point at which he really opened up and began kidding around with me,” the actor tells.
Other than the two movies, he additionally has Takadum with Parineeti Chopra, Tarun Mansukhani’s untitled next with Jacqueline Fernandez and Sanjay Puran Singh’s Chandamama Door Ke in which he will play a space traveller. “I need to go to NASA as a component of my prep for Chandamama. “I want to go to NASA as part of my prep for Chandamama. If the production house won’t sponsor the visit, I’ll go on my own to spend time with the astronauts and get to know them better,” he says enthusiastically.
Earlier this year, Ankita had declined to affirm the break up saying she wouldn’t trust the stories till Sushant told her he’d proceeded onward. He concedes they spoke on his arrival from the Raabta plan yet declines to reveal insights about the discussion. “It’s too personal but recently she told me about a project she is excited about and I wished her luck. It is a really big film. Ankita is very talented and deserves a good film to showcase her versatility,” he declares.
In the interim, he has moved out of their Malad love home and subsequent to renting out an apartment, has now purchased another property in Bandra. “I’d just done up my rented apartment so I won’t start on the renovations immediately. It will be some time before I move there, it’s my dream house,” he grins.
Ankita is living in the old house. Will she be staying there for some time? “That is her call, it’s her home too so she ought to stay there unless she finds a superior spot,” he concludes.