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Replacing Sushant in milestone matches of Dhoni was challenging, say experts

Other than actor Sushant Singh Rajput who played the titular role in ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’, the movie was difficult for others too. The experts who worked on the biopic have revealed that it

India TV Entertainment Desk India TV Entertainment Desk
Mumbai Published on: October 05, 2016 12:58 IST
Replacing Sushant in milestone matches of Dhoni was
Replacing Sushant in milestone matches of Dhoni was challenging, say experts

Other than actor Sushant Singh Rajput who played the titular role in ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’, the movie was difficult for others too. The experts who worked on the biopic have revealed that it was challenging to recreate footage of milestone matches of the Indian skipper for limited overs Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

The herculean task of doing the same was done by Media Services Company Prime Focus delivered Digital Intermediate (DI).

The vice president of the company Niraj Sanghai said that since the movie is rooted in real-world events, their main focus was to create visuals which complement the storyline. He said simultaneously they had to concentrate on credibility and authenticity too.   

"One of the main challenges for the Prime Focus team was recreating footage of Dhoni playing for the Indian cricket team in milestone matches and seamlessly inserting actor Sushant Singh Rajput into the scenes to ensure the continuity of the narrative," he said.

 

"It was very important for the team to understand these sensitivities and deliver the sequences accordingly, and I'm very proud of the work we contributed for this film," Mr Sanghai added.

The creative teams at Prime Focus also needed to find ways to convincingly support the maturing of Dhoni from school boy to Indian cricket captain, using VFX and DI to not only authentically recreate the various time periods of his life but also to help transition Sushant between the various ages of Dhoni that the actor was portraying.

The same techniques were used which are similar to those used in creating the younger version of character Steve Rogers in Hollywood film Captain America: The First Avenger.

 

(With IANS Inputs)