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MS Dhoni Earned 20% of Biopic’s Box Office, While Sushant Singh Rajput Was Paid Peanuts – Budget & Collections Decoded!

The biographical sports drama, “MS Dhoni: The Untold Story,” stands as a remarkable achievement in the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s body of work. The film, based on the former Indian cricket captain and legendary sports player, received acclaim for its direction, music, and acting. Below, we delve into a detailed analysis of the budget, box office collection, and the royalty paid for this biopic. The narrative of the biographical sports drama revolves around the journey of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, from his youth to becoming one of the world’s greatest athletes. As a former Test, ODI, and T20I captain for the national cricket team, MS recently relinquished his role as the captain of the Chennai Super Kings, passing the baton to Ruturaj Gaikwad. It is anticipated that IPL 2024 may mark his final stint as a professional cricketer.
How much did MS Dhoni make from his biopic “The Untold Story”? Sushant Singh Rajput invested his heart and soul into preparing for “MS Dhoni: The Untold Story.” In a lighthearted interview, it was revealed that the late actor’s persistent questioning during his preparation even managed to ruffle the cricketer’s composure. However, the hard work paid off as the biopic emerged as one of the most successful ones in India.According to Box Office Mojo, “MS Dhoni: The Untold Story” was reportedly crafted on a substantial budget of 110 crores. Dhoni was paid a significant sum of 45 crores for the movie-making rights to his life, including access to his personal information and documents, as well as his availability for marketing and promotional activities.
But what were the film’s earnings? Box Office Collection of “MS Dhoni: The Untold Story” The biopic amassed a total box office collection of 133 crores in India, marking it as a commercial success. Its impact extended globally, with gross earnings of 217 crores. Upon calculation, it is revealed that Mahendra Singh Dhoni received an impressive 20.73% of the total worldwide box office collection. Sushant Singh Rajput’s Salary for “MS Dhoni” Conversely, Sushant Singh Rajput commanded a modest sum of only 2 crores. This amount may seem too trivial in comparison to the overall earnings generated by the makers. However, his portrayal was lauded, and he received adoration from audiences worldwide. 

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