Salman Khan to play Dhoni?
That’s the buzz about his latest project with Mahesh Manjrekar. Does that mean Salman has forgiven MSD’s best buddy John Abraham?
Here’s something that we found really strange. We heard that Salman Khan will be playing cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni in a film for Mahesh Manjrekar. We also heard that the film is most probably the Hindi version of Mahesh’s superhit Marathi flick, Shikshanachya Aaicha Gho. You may recall that a Tamil version of SAG, titled Dhoni, is already under production. Mahesh apparently wants Salman to play the cricketer in his Hindi version. What we find strange about this is not that Salman is playing a top notch cricketer, but that the cricketer is Dhoni. It is well known that Dhoni is a very close friend of John Abraham.
You all know that Salman Khan has been miffed with John ever since they went on a tour together, though the exact reasons for it are, as with so many things Bollywoodian, rather mysterious. The ice thawed only last month when John came on Salman’s Bigg Boss 5 to promote Desi Boyz. The two spent some time together on the sets and their bonhomie was visible to all. But whether Salman, who is known for not forgiving others who’ve crossed him, had really truly forgiven John was still a mystery. Now it seems that he has, otherwise he would stay away from playing Dhoni, right? John has often said that he is very close to the cricketer, and was one of the first who knew about Mahi’s secret girlfriend (now wife) Sakshi. We also heard that when John broke up with Bipasha Basu, Dhoni ended his friendship with her. Now when the cricketer’s career has hit the worst low ever, John has come out in full support of his friend. When you consider all this, it seems really strange that Salman would agree to play the cricketer onscreen if he hadn’t forgiven John. He could well insist that the character be based on any of our other famous cricketers, right? What do you think?
First Published: 9.00 AM IST 01.31.2012