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Kiara Advani to Play Sakshi Dhoni in M.S. Dhoni Biopic

Casting an actress to play the First Lady of Indian cricket cannot be an easy task, but it's definitely not impossible.

According to a news report, director Neeraj Pandey has finally zeroed in on an actress to play Sakshi Dhoni in his upcoming biopic MS Dhoni - The Untold Story, based on Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's illustrious career. After months of auditions, Pandey has selected actress Kiara Advani to play the role of Dhoni's wife opposite Sushant Singh Rajput, who's playing 'Captain Cool' himself.

Advani, who is 23 years old, debuted last year with the poorly received drama Fugly. She is connected to the film industry in many ways. Aside from the great-granddaughter of yesteryears actor Ashok Kumar, she is also the great grand niece of Saeed Jaffrey, the niece of ex-model Shaheen Jaffrey as well as actress Juhi Chawla. When she first joined the industry, she was also reportedly supported by Salman Khan, who once dated her aunt Shaheen.