Puri Jagannath’s son Akash, who played the lead in PG Vinda’s children film The Lotus Pond, will play the lead in the film Dhoni which is being produced and directed by Prakash Raj under his banner Duet Films.
The film has music by Ilayaraja. Peakash Raj and Mugdha Godse play important roles in the film.
The film Dhoni deals with a child’s ambition to become a famous cricketer like Team India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. This is the second directorial venture by Prakash Raj, who earlier made his directorial debut with the Kannada film Naanu Nanna Kanasu a remake of the Tamil super hit Abhiyum Naanum.
The shooting of Dhoni starts in Hyderabad from the third week of this month.