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Ace cricketer MS Dhoni to produce Tamil movie with Nayanthara in lead

- May 12, 2022

Chennai, May 12 (BPNS)

M.S. Dhoni, the legendary Indian captain who has retired from international cricket but playing and captaining Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League is now venturing into film production, sources in the Tamil film industry said.

According to information available, Dhoni who has set his eyes on the film industry is picking his first movie in Tamil with Lady Superstar, Nayanthara in the lead.

Dhoni, according to sources, has already roped in Sanjay one of the closest aides of South Indian megastar, Rajanikanth.  Sources said that Sanjay has given the tip-off to Dhoni that roping in Nayanthara for his debut movie will augur him well in the Tamil film industry.

It is also to be noted that Nayanthara’s would-be and director Vignesh Sivan is an ardent fan of M.S. Dhoni and the possibility of the former Indian captain playing a cameo role in the movie is not ruled out.

The movie, M.S. Dhoni, Untold Story, was a super-duper hit and did extremely well in Tamil Nadu also Dhoni is a hit among the Tamil fans ever since he has been leading the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and sources said that his confidence of producing a  Tamil movie has come up from this fan following he has in Tamil Nadu.

Nayanthara is currently shooting for a Shahrukh Khan starrer directed by Atlee. She has already committed for ‘Paatu’ by Malayalam director Alphonse Puthran and Connect directed by Ashwin Saravanan, the shoots of which are to commence after the conclusion of her Shahrukh Khan starrer.

Former Indian cricketer Harbajan Singh has debuted in a Tamil movie, ‘Dikkilona’, and played a lead role in another movie, ‘Friendship’.  S. Sreesanth, the pace bowling sensation of India had made his Tamil movie debut through the Nayanthara starrer, ‘ Kaathu  Vaakulla Rendu Kaathal.’ Irfan Pathan, another former Indian cricketer is playing an antagonist in the Tamil movie, ‘Cobra’ in which Superstar Vikram is the hero and directed by Ajay Gnanamuthu.