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MS Dhoni’s life as a cricketer has enthralled fans for years but his personal life has always been hidden from the public. It was only when the former India captain’s biopic MS Dhoni: The Untold Story came that the fans got to know about Priyanka Jha, the iconic cricketer’s ex-girlfriend who had passed away in an accident.
In the movie, it was actress Disha Patani who played the role of Priyanka. Understanding the sensitivity of playing such a role, Disha had admitted that she is hopeful of Dhoni liking the role she played, although she wasn’t sure at that time as to when she will get to meet the Indian cricket great.
“I don’t know when I am going to meet Dhoni, but I am looking forward to meet him. I will ask him about the film and my role whether he liked it,” Disha had said.
It was later revealed that Dhoni was skeptical of the Priyanka part of his personal life being made public as it was a chapter that he had never talked about in public. But later, the veteran cricketer had agreed. Disha, having played the role of Priyanka on the screen, said that she was hoping that Dhoni would see his ex-girlfriend in the role she played on the screen.
“The casting of the film is inspired by the real-life characters. So, you will see Sakshi in Kiara or Dhoni in Sushant. I hope Dhoni sees Priyanka in me. I have added my pinch to the character also. I feel you cannot go technical every time and should add a little bit of your own,” the actress had said.
The movie, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, went on to be hugely successful at the box office. While all the actors drew plaudits, fans were mesmerised seeing some of the most iconic moments from Dhoni’s life and career being displayed on the big screen. The movie wrapped up with India winning the 2011 ICC World Cup, where lead actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who played the role of MS Dhoni, hit that iconic six at the Wankhede Stadium.
As Dhoni turns 40 years old today, that 2011 World Cup-winning six is still celebrated with huge nostalgia in the Indian cricketing spectrum.