Mumbai: Sushant Singh Rajput will watch "M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story" with his family this week. The actor who plays Dhoni in the film so far has stopped them from watching the film.
"It's true I've stopped my family from watching the film. I'll go to Delhi this week and watch it with them. They are very annoyed because everyone is talking to them about 'Dhoni' and they are yet to see it," laughs Sushant.
Sushant's sister Mitu Singh was a national-level cricketer before she got married and opted for domesticity and motherhood.
The actor is ecstatic about the unstoppable success of Neeraj Pandey's directorial. But he is loath to take credit for the film's success.
"Oh,it's because of Dhoni's popularity and director Neeraj Pandey's magic touch. When emotions resonate, it's an incredible feeling. It is the best reward for an actor, much more than any box office numbers," he said.
All the hard work for "M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story" has paid off. The film has got one of the most spectacular openings this year.
Sushant is thrilled to bits.
"It's all because of Dhoni's amazing reach and popularity. I haven't seen this kind of response to any of my other films," said the actor.
Those who have seen the film are amazed by the transformation in Sushant.
Laughs Sushant pleasurably: "Yeah, I am getting a lot of that reaction. We shot the later portions of Dhoni's life first when I weighed around 80 kg. Then I had to shed around 20 kg to look like the teenaged Dhoni," said Sushant.