Dhoni on producing Tamil film ‘LGM’: ‘I have a strong connection with Chennai’

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MS Dhoni during the audio launch of Tamil film ‘LGM’ in Chennai | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Whistles echoed at the Leela Palace in Chennai, the venue for the audio launch of the upcoming Tamil film. lgm (Let’s get married). The excitement was not just for the actors, but also for the producer: M S Dhoni,

‘Thala’, better known in the city as the captain of Chennai Super Kings, is debuting as a producer in Tamil cinema with this film. Dhoni said, “I believe in destiny and this film was destined to be made in Tamil.” He said, “My Test debut happened in Chennai and my highest Test score was in this city. When it comes to cricket, a lot of things happened in Chennai that I am proud of. Tamil Nadu adopted me from the very beginning of IPL. The kind of love that fans have shown is incredible; win in IPL 2023After its ups and downs, it was doable.

Dhoni’s love for the city goes beyond cricket, which is probably why he focused on a Tamil film to start his film production business. “I feel there is a bond (between the city and me). And it’s reciprocal.”

Yogi Babu and MS Dhoni;  Graphics: Albert Francis J

Yogi Babu and MS Dhoni; Graphics: Albert Francis J

Produced by Sakshi Singh Dhoni and Vikas Hasija for Dhoni Entertainment, the romantic film is directed by debutant Ramesh Thamilmani, stars Harish Kalyan, Nadiya, Ivana, Yogi Babu and RJ Vijay. Slated to hit the screens in July, the original concept of the film was presented by Sakshi. Director Ramesh said, “Sakshi gave me a concept which I developed further based on a lot of conversations. LGM was like a family project with absolutely no pressure; There were many happy moments for the team.”

The film, he said, tackles a “universal problem”. “We have seen many love stories, but this film tells how the lead pair plans a trip with their families before the wedding, and how they deal with the problems that arise.”

Dhoni too listened to the story and gave his inputs despite being bound by IPL and his cricketing commitments. Ramesh revealed, “He just told me: Don’t worry about the results, follow the process.”

Dhoni, who has already seen the film, said,lgm It is a clean film. I can watch it with my daughter as well and she will enjoy it even though she will have a lot of questions in her mind.