Filmmaker Neeraj Pandey Says It Was Impossible To Cast His Favorite Akshay Kumar As MS Dhoni


‘Rustom’ producer Neeraj Pandey, who has earlier worked with Akshay Kumar in several films, said it was not possible to cast his long-term associate Akki in the film. The director was very clear about it and wanted to do justice to the biopic
Neeraj said, “It was not possible for Akshay to play a 16-17-year-old teenager in the movie as Dhoni’s younger version. So I didn’t cast him as MS Dhoni.”
He also revealed that the biopic is not only about Dhoni’s story but also about corruption in the sport. He said, “MS Dhoni is also a patriotic film in its own way. It also speaks against corruption.”