After portraying Sakshi Dhoni in cricketer MS Dhoni’s biography M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, Bollywood actress Kiara Advani rose to prominence. She appeared in the film with late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who portrayed the titular character. Kiara recently discussed how well she got to know Sushant during the filming of the film. In June 2020, Sushant died in an apparent suicide.
During the MS Dhoni: The Untold Story filming in Aurangabad, Kiara got to speak with Sushant in depth. “We started the shoot in Aurangabad, and we must have packed up around 8 pm,” the actor recounted on The Ranveer Show podcast. Our flight was at 4 a.m. And we made the decision to call it an all-nighter. That’s when I got to meet Sushant and we started talking. It’s fascinating because he talked about his path, how Dhoni came into his life, and his overall life narrative, from being a backup dancer for Preity Zinta to being an engineer who was always reading enormous books.”
“Someone should film a biography on you eventually because it is so intriguing,” Kiara said Sushant after speaking with him. Sushant was also ‘passionate’ about his craft, according to the Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 actor. “Sushant had a booklet that included questions he had asked Dhoni and their replies also,” she stated during MS Dhoni’s shoot. He’d spent a lot of time researching Dhoni’s personal and professional life.”
Sushant used to sleep for barely two hours and yet show up on set the next day ‘energised,’ which the actor found ‘fascinating.’ According to Kiara, he believes that the human body only need two hours of sleep.
Sushant Singh Rajput’s performance in M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story was praised. He was nominated for a Filmfare Award and won the Screen Award for Best Actor for the film. Disha Patani and Anupam Kher had significant parts in the film directed by Neeraj Pandey.