Mahendra Singh Dhoni debuts in Bollywood


Two good looking men, friends to boot, come together for a film. Mahendra Singh Dhoni debuts in Bollywood with John Abraham.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni will finally be seen on the big screen, in a cricketbased film, Hook Ya Crook. A source close to the production house said, “UTV, who had earlier made Goal, a footballbased film, want Hook Ya Crook to be an authentic cricket film. The climax will be a huge cricket match a la Ashutosh Gowariker’s Lagaan. Dhoni, who has a full-fledged role, is being brought on board to share the field and cinema space with the rest of the cast and also to help his
colleagues give a believable spin to the game.”

David Dhawan, the director of the film said, “Cricket does play a very important part in my film. This would be my most uncharacteristic film, very different from the comedies I am associated with. John Abraham and Uday Chopra will come together again after Dhoom. And Aditya Pancholi has a very important role. The audience will love him.”

The film, Hook Ya Crook, is hugely inspired from the 1981 Hollywood film, Escape To Victory, which featured football star Pele. The film was about a group of prisoners escaping from a World War 2 prison camp while playing a football match. Writer Rensil D’Silva has adapted the film for an Indian audience.

While the prison set is currently being built by art direct or Samir Chanda in Hyderabad, all the actors have been asked to brush up on their high-school cricket.

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