IPL 2020: From John Abraham to Sushant Singh Rajput, MS Dhoni's 5 connections with Bollywood
MS Dhoni is currently leading Chennai Super Kings in the ongoing Indian Premier League in the United Arab Emirates. He has been leading the side for 11 consecutive seasons. He has his biography, played by late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, released in 2016.
Being a sporting celebrity right now, MS Dhoni has developed a huge fan base, while he has often been linked with big celebrities, including some from Bollywood. He also has his biography movie, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, played by late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, which was released in 2016 and was both a box-office and critic hit.
Dhoni, is one of the most popular cricketers in today's date, in likes with Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli. While he had recently announced his retirement from international cricket, which broke the heart of certain fans, he is still leading Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).
Over the years, he has developed a lot of connections in the Bollywood industry, which includes certain big personalities. In the same light, we take a look at five of his top connections.
John Abraham: In case one doesn't know, Dhoni reportedly not just has a casual connection with John Abraham, but both are best friends. While their bonding might sound strange, it is mostly because of their love for bikes. They happen to take time out of their busy schedule to meet each other, and whenever they do, a bike ride is a must.
Deepika Padukone: Their name was linked up a long time ago, when Dhoni had just started to earn name and fame for the Indian side, while Deepika was the next big thing in Bollywood. There were even rumours as to the both were dating. Although they never really opened up about it, it is known that the both share a great friendship for a long time.
Salman Khan: Now this might seem out of the box, but it all happened recently. In 2016, when Dhoni's biopic was released, the same year saw the release of Salman's sports-based movie, Sultan. During the promotion of his movie, Slaman had invited Dhoni and his wife to their house in Bandra, Mumbai. Since then, both have developed a brotherhood-like bond and are often seen together.
Akkineni Nagarjuna: Dhoni's association with CSK has made him a popular fan figure in the south film industry too. On the same note, Dhoni has aligned himself with popular Telugu and Bollywood actor Nagarjuna. Their association came after they both owned a Supersport World Championship team, which is named Mahi Racing Team India. Since then, they have become great pals, as well as business partners, while their business is running smoothly.
Sushant Singh Rajput: This is a no-brainer, as the man who played his role in his biopic has to have a special connection with Dhoni. It was since 2016, both had become close to each other, especially after working in his movie. The two were seen spending happy moments with each other, while Sushant loved spending time with Dhoni's daughter, Ziva. Furthermore, Dhoni and Sushant, being from neighbouring states Jharkhand and Bihar, respectively, made their bonding even strong. Following Sushant's demise, Dhoni has expressed his greatest grieve over the situation.