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'Fawad Khan never played Virat Kohli in Dhoni's biopic'

October 10, 2016 09:40 IST
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IMAGE: Mahendra Singh Dhoni, left, with Virat Kohli. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images.

Reacting to reports that Pakistani actor Fawad Khan played the crucial character of Virat Kohli in the biopic made on Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s life, the makers of ‘M S Dhoni: The Untold Story’ dismissed reports that his role was chopped off from the biopic.

There were reports that Fawad’s cameo on India’s batting superstar Kohli was removed just before the release of the movie due to the ruckus over Pakistani actors in the wake of Uri terror attack.

"Fawad Khan was never part of the film MS Dhoni: The Untold Story. Even when we were casting the movie, he was not in the consideration set. Dhoni is an extremely realistic biopic and we have been true to that even in our casting," Fox Star Studios spokesman said in a statement.

IMAGE: Pakistani actor Fawad Khan.

The film, which released last week, stars Sushant Singh Rajput in the titular role besides Kiara Advani, Disha Patani, Anupam Kher and Bhumika Chawla.

The Indian film industry has uniformly decided to ban Pakistani actors/singers as a result of troubled relations between the two neighbouring countries.

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