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Rajput was always his first choice given how both Dhoni and Rajput hail from the same part of India, which made it easy for him to get the dialect right and the fact he has a predilection for sports like Dhoni.
Rajput's sister is a professional cricketer who once made it to the women's national team, while he himself wasn't very good at the sport no matter how hard he tried, even failing to get selected for the school team.
The team undertook two years of research on the various incidents and how they took place.
Pandey says "such authenticity would be hard to find even in Hollywood." Pandey revealed several prominent aspects of Dhoni's life that were hidden before including the fact that Dhoni initially disdained cricket and had a predilection for football instead, his signature "helicopter shot" was taught to him by his friend Santosh Lal, he likes women who don't recognise him, he and Yuvraj Singh had close ties even before their respective stardom and it was Dhoni who ousted Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid from the team since he wanted to build a young team for the 2011 World Cup with better fielders and he wasn't too happy with the 'fitness' levels of the aforementioned cricketers.
Although, to him, he treated the project not as a biopic, but more as an inspiring story.
Pandey admits that he is not a fan of Dhoni and doesn't feel guilty about it.
This incident then prompted Pandey to make a film about him saying [to Dhoni] that his story has the power to motivate millions of children like him.
When he was first approached on the idea of the adaptation, he became a little worried and questioned the need for it.
The film chronicles the life of Dhoni from a young age through a series of life events.Since 2003, Dhoni’s life has been chronicled in the media. Development of a Dhoni biopic began after the 2011 Cricket World Cup Final and the discussion about the idea went on over the following years but remained dormant.Nobody knows what happened to him before that; before he made it to the Indian cricket team. Then, after a few years, Dhoni was at an airport when a child approached him and asked him a question on motivation.There is then a flashback in Ranchi, set on 7 July 1981, the day on which Dhoni was born.Further it talks about his schooling, college days, entry in the state level and international cricket, his captaincy till India wins the world cup in 2011.
During their sporadic meetings, Pandey chose not to record and tape their conversations which prompted Dhoni to open up more.