After auditioning for months now, director Neeraj Pandey (A Wednesday, Special 26, Baby) has chosen the young and talented Kiara Advani to play the role of Sakshi in the official biopic of the most successful Indian cricket captain MS Dhoni. The film is titled MS Dhoni – The Untold Story and Sushant Singh Rajput plays the lead.

A source close to the project confirms, “It was quite challenging to find the right casting for Sakshi as people at large have seen enough of Sakshi and the comparison is very obvious. The director always wanted a young actor in the film, not someone who has done many roles and audiences have seen enough of her to form an impression or an opinion about her. He basically wanted an actor without a baggage. Kiara’s audition was just amazing. Her chemistry with Sushant during the auditions and rehearsals made her land the role. Kiara has been rehearsing non-stop to look and act the part.”

MS Dhoni – The Untold Story is set to go on the floors by the end of this month.

Kiara Advani