Dhoni biopic grosses over Rs 100 crore

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Mumbai, Oct 9 (IANS) “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story” — a biopic on India’s best known cricket skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni — has amassed over Rs 100 crore since its release.

Directed by Neeraj Pandey, the film narrates Dhoni’s journey from the lanes of Ranchi to his becoming the captain of the Indian cricket team. The film, which released on September 30, also puts spotlight on the obstacles that Dhoni faced in between, and touches upon his love life as well.

According to a statement issued on behalf of the film’s makers, the film collected Rs 5.20 crore on Saturday (October 8), taking the total to Rs 103.4 crore.

Produced by Fox Star Studios and Arun Pandey of Inspired Entertainment, the film also features Kiara Advani, Disha Patani and Anupam Kher in pivotal roles.

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Vijay Singh, CEO of Fox Star Studios, is overwhelmed with the positive response.

Singh said: “We are extremely humbled with the love that MS Dhoni’s biopic is receiving. Crossing a Rs 100-crore nett box office in India is a result of all the love that India’s most successful captain gets from his motherland.”

“This has been an incredibly special film for us and we thank everyone who has worked on the film and the audiences for making this a big success story.”

Anupam also tweeted: “Thank you Neeraj Pandey for your brilliance and inspiring millions with MS Dhoni’s story. Thank you also for your continuous faith in me.”

The film continues its good run in the theatres despite releases like “Mirzya”, “Tutak Tutak Tutiya” and “Queen of Katwe”.

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