Chennai: Cricketer and Chennai Super Kings player Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his wife Sakshi’s film production company is set to enter into the Tamil movie industry.
In a press release, Dhoni Entertainment said that it will be producing its first film in Tamil, a family entertainer conceptualised by Sakshi Singh Dhoni, the Managing Director of the production house.
It will be directed by Ramesh Thamilmani, who has also authored “Atharva – The Origin,” a new age graphic novel. The cast and crew of the film will be announced shortly, the release said.
“Conceptualised by Sakshi Singh Dhoni, the family entertainer will start rolling soon,” it added.
“From the moment I read the concept written by Sakshi, I knew it was special. The concept was fresh and had all the potential to be a fun family entertainer.” Thamilmani was quoted as saying.
Besides Tamil, Dhoni Entertainment is in talks with multiple filmmakers and script writers to create and produce exciting and meaningful content across genres including science fiction, crime drama, comedy, suspense thriller, and more, it added.
Vikas Hasija, Business Head, Dhoni Entertainment says, “Post Pandemic, the business of the mainstream films in India has become a singular entity, the boundaries are blurred and there is no Regional cinema vs Hindi cinema debate anymore.”
“As more Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada films are equally celebrated in the North, Dhoni Entertainment does not want to limit itself as a single-language production house. Our priority is to reach our Indian audiences in every nook and corner of our country, through meaningful stories. Though our first film will be originally made in Tamil, it will be released in multiple languages,” she said.
Earlier, Dhoni Entertainment has already carved a name for itself by producing and releasing the popular documentary, the ‘Roar of the Lion’, based on the IPL matches played by the Chennai Super Kings. “Women’s Day Out”, a short film about Cancer awareness was also produced by them.