Bhumika Chawla recalls working with Sushant Singh Rajput on Dhoni biopic, says
she ‘could n’t get over his death for a long time’

In the biopic film “MS Dhoni: The Untold Story,” Bhumika Chawla and Sushant Singh Rajput portrayed the roles of siblings, adding a familial dynamic to the captivating story of the legendary Indian cricketer.

sushant & bhoomika from dhoni (movie)

Bhumika Chawla, a talented actress who has recently appeared in the film “Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan” alongside Salman Khan, recently shared her personal experience of working with the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput in the biographical sports drama film, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story. In a recent interview with Siddharth Kannan, Bhumika opened up about her time with Sushant and how deeply his sudden demise in 2020 affected her. She fondly described Sushant as a “sweet, down-to-earth person” and spoke about how she listened to him talk while they shot together in Ranchi.

The interview provided a rare insight into the relationship between Bhumika Chawla and Sushant Singh Rajput. Despite not having too many days to shoot together, Bhumika vividly remembers the few scenes they had together, especially in Ranchi. During that time, Sushant would talk about his life and other things, making Bhumika realize that we are all human and go through our own emotions. She recounted how she sat and listened to him, even though her son was just one year old at the time. 

Bhumika expressed her shock and disbelief, stating that she “couldn’t get over it for a very long time.”

When asked about Sushant’s sudden demise, Bhumika expressed her shock and disbelief, stating that she “couldn’t get over it for a very long time.” She went on to share her disappointment in the way news channels covered his death and the “theories that came out at that time.” Bhumika was particularly disappointed by the way the media turned Sushant’s death into a spectacle, airing it like a primetime show. She questioned why news channels felt the need to cover it in such a sensationalized manner and wondered if they did it to distract from other issues or if they had nothing else to discuss.

Sushant Singh Rajput passed away in the middle of the first lockdown when the country was fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. Bhumika mentioned that this dragged on for four months and expressed her disappointment with the way news channels covered the story. She believed that the public should not be the ones running the court and that the case should be solved before any details are made public. She concluded that the decency in reporting Sushant’s death was lacking.

Bhumika Chawla also addressed the controversies surrounding Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, stating that she was “really affected” because he was too young and unfortunately embroiled in too many controversies. She mentioned that some people said it was loneliness while others said it was depression, but she didn’t know what had happened. 

The interview with Bhumika Chawla is a poignant reminder that we should not jump to conclusions or make baseless speculations about someone’s life or death. It is essential to approach every situation with empathy and sensitivity, particularly when dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Sushant Singh Rajput’s Death: Bhumika Chawla’s Personal Experience

Bhumika Chawla’s personal experience of working with Sushant Singh Rajput was one of warmth, fondness, and mutual respect. Bhumika describes Sushant as a “sweet, down-to-earth person” who had a lot to share. During their brief time together on set, Bhumika recalls how Sushant would often talk about his life and other things. She fondly remembers listening to him talk while they shot together in Ranchi, despite her son being just one year old at the time and her having to juggle work and motherhood.


In the biopic “M.S. Dhoni The Untold Story,” Bhumika Chawla played the character of Jayanti Gupta, who was a crucial member of Dhoni’s family. Bhumika revealed in an interview that the director, Neeraj Pandey, had personally approached her for the role, and she was ecstatic to have the opportunity to be a part of such a prestigious film.

She also mentioned that Neeraj Pandey had given her a lot of freedom to explore the character and had allowed her to interpret the role in her own way. Bhumika had also mentioned that she had researched her character by reading the book “Dhoni: The Untold Story” and talking to the real-life Jayanti Gupta. 

The film follows the journey of Dhoni from his childhood in Ranchi, Jharkhand, to his rise as one of the most successful Indian cricket captains. The movie explores Dhoni’s personal and professional life, from his struggles in his early days to becoming a successful cricketer and leading India to win the 2007 ICC World T20, the 2010 and 2016 Asia Cups, and the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup.

Sushant Singh Rajput portrayed the role of Dhoni in the film, and his performance was widely appreciated. He spent a lot of time with Dhoni to learn about his life and mannerisms, and his dedication to the role was evident in his performance. The film also starred Kiara Advani, Disha Patani, and Anupam Kher in supporting roles.

One of the unique aspects of the film was its portrayal of Dhoni’s personal life, including his relationship with his family, friends, and wife Sakshi Rawat. The film explored his struggles with finding a balance between his personal life and cricket, and how he managed to overcome these challenges to become one of India’s greatest cricket captains.

The movie was shot in several locations, including Ranchi, Delhi, Mumbai, and South Africa. The cricketing sequences in the film were shot with the help of former Indian cricketer Kiran More, who trained the actors to play like professional cricketers. The film also included some real-life footage of Dhoni’s cricketing career, which added to the authenticity of the film.

The movie’s music was composed by Amaal Mallik and Rochak Kohli, with lyrics by Manoj Muntashir. The soundtrack of the film featured several popular songs, including “Besabriyaan,” “Jab Tak,” and “Kaun Tujhe.”

“M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story” was a big hit, both commercial and also critically. It grossed over 2 billion INR worldwide and was praised for its realistic portrayal of Dhoni’s life and career. The film also helped to reignite the interest of the Indian audience in cricket and was a tribute to one of India’s most successful cricket captains.

Overall, Bhumika had a positive experience working on the film and felt that it was a great opportunity for her to be a part of such a big project.

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