‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’ has garnered much love and has been able to do a collection of more than Rs.200 crores.
For a film starring an actor like Sushant Singh Rajput, who is relatively new and doesn’t have a cult following like Salman Khan or Shah Rukh Khan, despite of his good movie choices and remarkable acting, making such a huge return is an inexplicable phenomenon.
Yes, many of those who went to the theaters to watch this movie primarily went to see it because it was a biopic of Dhoni and very less because it was a Sushant Singh Rajput movie.
But Sushant Singh Rajput was not the only actor who was able to make the audiences spellbound in the theatre. There are many who don’t seem to get tired of talking about the actor who played the character of Yuvraj Singh in the movie. He not only performed to perfection but also looked exactly like a younger Yuvraj.
Meet Herry Tangri, the young gun who overshadowed every other actor except for Sushant Singh Rajput in his small role.
1. Herry Tangri’s favourite cricketer is Brain Lara. His second favourite cricketer is Yuvraj Singh.
2. While Yuvraj Singh is a left-handed batsman, Herry was a right-handed batsman and that was the main problem.
To make him more like Yuvraj, he was given a coach to learn batting with left-hand and also to bowl like Yuvraj.
3. ‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’ was not his first biopic. He also acted in the critically acclaimed and hugely successful Milkha Singh’s biopic ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’.
4. While actors use makeup to look more like the characters they are playing, in his case he used no makeup.
5. Herry Tangri is from Ludhiana, a district of Punjab while Yuvraj hails from Chandigarh, the capital of Punjab.
According to Herry, he has the ‘same swag’ as Yuvraj.
6. Director of the film Neeraj Pandey didn’t even take his audition for the role. He looked at him for a second and that was all.
7. He had previously given autographs to people. Not as an actor, but as a cricketer.
Yes, he gave autographs to people who mistook him for Yuvraj and requested for autographs from him.
8. He was a district level cricketer during his schooling at Dehradun before he decided to leave cricket and try volleyball.
9. He never met Yuvraj Singh but had met his father Yograj Singh during the shooting of the movie ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’.
10. He studied the character of Yuvraj from YouTube and his interviews online.
He did his research entirely using digital archives and learned his body language and attitude.
11. He lost 15 kgs to look more like the younger version of the Indian cricketer.
That’s some dedication!