Indian cricketer Dhoni leaves fans stumped, decides to stay 'cool' on small screen
The TV show bankrolled by MS Dhoni will bring to life the story of brave Army officials who have been honoured with Param Vir Chakra and Ashoka Chakra
Mumbai: Former Indian cricket captain MS Dhoni, fondly called Captain Cool, is all set to take a plunge into the television industry. Dhoni will be producing an anthology telling stories of decorated Army officials by bringing their lives to the limelight.
According to a report on a news website, a source said, “During his sabbatical from sports, Dhoni spent a lot of time with Army officers. He even went on to complete a two-week stint with India’s Territorial Army. That’s how he got to know more about the brave soldiers. He understood the soldiers and their families’ hardships. Wanting to bring their story to the fore, Dhoni decided to bankroll this project.”
"The show will narrate stories of the brave Param Vir Chakra and Ashoka Chakra awardees. With compelling stories and intriguing content on board, the show is slated for a 2020 release," said the source.
The source added that the show will be produced under Dhoni Entertainment Pvt Ltd in collaboration with StudioNext, the content creation wing of SET India. The series is currently in the scripting stage and will launch next year.
Earlier this year, Dhoni also produced Hotstar Special’s Roar of the Lion, which features the Captain Cool himself. The series tells the story of the comeback of the IPL team Chennai Super Kings to lift the 2018 IPL trophy.
Dhoni is on a sabbatical after India’s campaign in 2019 World Cup and has even refrained from talking about cricket. Recently during an interview when he was questioned about his return to the ground, Dhoni said, “January tak mat pooch” (which translates to – don’t ask me till January).