Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain’s production house, MS Dhoni, Dhoni Entertainment has denied reports that the cricketer is venturing to Kollywood. Reports have recently made the rounds about the film claiming that Dhoni is producing a film in Tamil and that Nayanthara has been tapped to play the lead role. It was claimed that the announcement would be made once the Indian Premier League (IPL) is over.
It was also claimed that a man by the name of Sanjay, who would be associated with Rajinikanth, would take care of this project. However, Dhoni’s production house denied these claims. In a statement, reported by The Times of India, the production house said no such plans were taking place and they did not know of a man named Sanjay.
“Dhoni Entertainment is not currently working with anyone by the name of Sanjay. We refuse such hiring of any person and ask everyone to be alerted to these allegations of fraud. However, our team is currently working on various exciting projects which we will share soon with all of you. Stay tuned and watch this space for more,” the statement read.
Earlier this year, the former India captain unveiled the first look at his graphic novel ‘Atharva’. The web series is based on the work of writer Ramesh Thamilmani. Considered a mythological sci-fi web series, it is backed by Dhoni Entertainment. In a video shared by Dhoni’s official handle, he can be seen fighting a demon-like army with him in the lead. This project was announced in 2020 as “an adaptation of an unpublished book by a beginner author”. Sakshi, the wife of MS Dhoni who is also the general manager of Dhoni Entertainment, called it an “exciting series”.
While Dhoni retired from international cricket in 2020, he continues to be part of the IPL. The cricketer ace has been busy this summer playing for the team at IPL 2022.
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