‘Who Is This Boy?’ – When Sachin Was Impressed By Sushant’s Performance In MS Dhoni: The Untold Story

Not only the Bollywood industry but the whole world is lamenting over Sushant Singh Rajput’s death right now. His tragic death has brought many in a state of shell shock and has flooded his social media accounts with many heartbroken comments and condolences.

Sushant was a leading actor of Bollywood. He started his movie career with Kai Po Che in 2013 but received the extravagant fame through MS Dhoni: The Untold Story in 2016; a movie that changed his life forever.


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In the midst of preparing for this movie, he caught the attention of Sachin Tendulkar. Kiran More, who trained him for the movie, recalls how Sachin saw him and was impressed.

I remember the moment when Sachin Tendulkar was left stunned when he saw Sushant Singh batting. Sushant was working on a biopic of MS Dhoni and I was asked by the director, Neeraj Pandey, and the producer, Arun Pandey, to coach him on wicketkeeping and batting. A few weeks into the training, I remember Sushant practising the famous Helicopter shot of Dhoni. That’s when Tendulkar came to the training ground at BKC Bandra, a Mumbai suburb,” More told Indian Express

Tendulkar was watching from the gallery and when I met him later, after practice, he asked me, “who is this boy? He is batting so well. Itni achi batting kar rah hai!” I told him that it’s the actor Sushant, who is preparing for a biopic on Dhoni. Tendulkar was so shocked and said, “he can play proper professional cricket if he wants to. He seems that good,” More added.

It’s interesting to see that Sushant was a true symbol of perfectionism. His acting skills were top-notch and were appreciated by millions. Now that he has left us to shed tears, his memories are all we have to live with. Gone too soon, the actor will be missed terribly.