According to insiders in the Tamil film business, ex-Indian skipper M.S. Dhoni is now delving into film production.
According to reports, Dhoni, who has set his sights on the film industry, is scheduled to produce his first Tamil film starring Nayanthara. The film ‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’ was a smashing success in Tamil Nadu, as Dhoni has been a fan favorite among Tamil fans since heading the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL, and reports claim that his confidence in making a Tamil film stems from his fan base in the state.
According to sources, Dhoni has already enlisted Sanjay, one of megastar Rajinikanth’s closest aides. And Sanjay reportedly has informed Dhoni that bagging in Nayanthara for his debut project will bode well for him in the Tamil film business. Nayanthara’s would-be spouse and director Vignesh Sivan is a huge Dhoni fan, thus a cameo appearance by the former Indian captain in the film is a possibility.
Nayanthara is currently filming an Atlee-directed Shahrukh Khan film. She has already signed on for Malayalam filmmaker Alphonse Puthran’s ‘Paatu’ and Ashwin Saravanan’s ‘Connect,’ both of which will begin shooting after her Shahrukh Khan film wraps.