Remember the song 'Kaun Tujhe from MS Dhoni: The Untold Story starring Sushant Singh Rajput? We knew it was about Dhoni's ex girlfriend. The movie is a biopic on the life of Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The second song introduced us to Dhoni's love interest played by Disha Patani. The movie brought to light an unknown story of Mahi's love life. The song gave us a strong inkling that Disha may be playing Dhoni's first love interest, Priyanka Jha, who tragically got killed in an accident back in the year 2002. The film too has the instance now and her death was very painful.
India's most successful skipper, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's personal life is something which is relatively unknown. Yes, thanks to the social networking sites, we do have an idea about what the quintessential leader is up to when he is on a break from international cricket, but that's that. However, 'MS Dhoni: The Untold Story', a biopic on 'Mahi' which is scheduled to hit the floors in the last week of September will unlock an unknown story about his love life.
Neeraj Pandey, the director of the film, unveiled some unknown facts of Dhoni's life in the movie. Amongst which the story about his first love, which met a tragic end is noteworthy, that was reported by Mumbai Mirror.
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Back in the year 2002, when Dhoni was in his early 20s, vying for a place in the Indian team, he reportedly fell in love with a girl named Priyanka Jha. He had made up his mind to spend the rest of his life with her. It was then that the wicketkeeper batsman was picked for the India A squad to tour Zimbabwe and Kenya in 2003-2004.
In the tri-nation tournament with Kenya and Pakistan, he helped India A chase down 223 against their arch-rivals with a half-century, following up with consecutive centuries, scoring 362 runs in six innings at an average of 72.40. He caught the attention of then Indian captain Sourav Ganguly and interim coach Ravi Shastri, who took him in the ODI squad that toured Bangladesh in 2004. (Also read: Deepika Padukone link-up, IPL betting scandal - 5 Dhoni controversies we wanted to see in Sushant Singh Rajput's MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, but didn't!)
But in between all these, Dhoni reportedly suffered a major setback as Priyanka was tragically killed in an accident. The diminutive skipper after returning from the overseas tour spent a whole year struggling to come to terms with the sudden demise of his lady love.
Those close to him feared that he might fall apart, but Dhoni, just like he has showcased grit and determination on the green turf time and again, did an encore off it to claw his way back to normal life and tour Bangladesh with a star-studded Indian outfit.
The right-hander was unlucky to be dismissed on a naught in his very first game against Bangladesh, but he made his impression in the second match of the ODI series versus Pakistan at Vishakhapatnam in 2005. He scored 148 off 123 deliveries, surpassing the earlier record for the highest score by an Indian gloveman, a record that he would rewrite before the year ended.
Post that, everything is history as Dhoni rose through the ranks and finally became the skipper of the Men in Blue. But even after his marriage with Sakshi Singh Rawat, on July 4, 2010, Dhoni reportedly could never forget Priyanka.
Neeraj Pandey had taken Captain Cool's consent to incorporate this track in the film. After some deliberation, Dhoni agreed that this chapter of his life needs to be told to the world.
This troubled side of his romantic past has been shown in the film and anyone who's watched it found it very moving.
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