Disha Patani made her grand Bollywood debut with ‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’ which shows the story of India’s most successful skipper MS Dhoni, from his childhood to the Indian team lifting the ICC World Cup 2011.
Disha portrayed the role of Dhoni’s girlfriend Priyanka Jha in the movie and has become the heart-throb of male fans since then.
It has now been revealed that actress Rakul Preet Singh was the first choice to play Dhoni’s first love in the biopic. But Rakul has to let go of the chance as she was busy with Telugu movies then and eventually, her part was done by Disha Patani.
Rakul Preet, who is touted as one of the biggest names in Telugu movie industry, in an interview said, “I’m someone who has always loved Neeraj sir’s films. I missed the opportunity of working with him in M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story. I was supposed to play Disha Patani’s role in the film, but couldn’t take up the project because I was busy with my Telugu projects. This time, when Neeraj sir narrated the script of Aiyaary to me, I immediately said yes. The plot is very interesting.”
Though Rakul Preet missed the big offer, she is now going to work with the same director. She has been cast as the female lead in Neeraj Pandey’s next movie.