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Roar of The Lion – a series on Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Indian Premier League team, Chennai Super Kings (CSK), is all set to stream on Hotstar from March 20 onwards. The show has Captain Dhoni sharing his narrative on allegedly being blamed for match-fixing, which led to a disastrous repercussion – a ban of two years for CSK from playing the IPL. Kabir Khan, who is associated with this show as an executive producer, says that this series reflects Dhoni’s passion for cricket, and how with the support gsa 2016 pay scale of his followers, he rebuilt the empire of Chennai Super Kings and bounced back 8 gases. Khan, who is excited about this series, told mid-day.com that through Roar of The Lion, an unknown, emotional and sentimental side of Dhoni will be unleashed. The filmmaker also spoke about his other project, a film on Kapil Dev and his team’s iconic 1983 Cricket World Cup win that features Ranveer Singh as Dev.

My association is that of a story-teller. When you look at the story of CSK, they are the most successful franchise in IPL. Suddenly, allegations of match-fixing are thrown at them and they get banned for two years. Nobody knew whether they would come back as a team – but they do come back after the allegations are cleared. They built a team, which people laughed at because they thought the team was made up of old gas bubble in chest and back people and was called, ‘Chennai Senior Kings’ and some called it the ‘Dad’s Army’, but yet they came together for the whole journey of 2018.

I think the timing is great; it’s when the interest in IPL is at its peak. Ultimately, as they say, we are just trying to tell a good story, and Mahi (MS Dhoni) is an icon in India. He’s a little lucid with the press, he doesn’t talk much, and one of the USP’s of this show is that he’s baring his soul, he’s talking about it, and you are actually seeing behind Captain Cool’s mask and you see the human being and the emotional side behind it.

I often say this is not about cricket, and I got drawn to it not because of cricket, but because gastroparesis of the human story behind it. People often ask me, ‘Oh, you are doing two back-to-back projects – Roar of the Lion and ’83. Are you now becoming a cricket expert?’ No, I am not a cricket expert. In fact, I say that it is great that I am not a cricket expert and I am not a cricket fanatic because I will never get swayed by the cricket in it. For me, it’s the gas oil story. I am watching it as an audience, who is not interested in cricket, but the story. You can replace cricket with kabaddi, but the story holds, and that’s true with this series and ’83. It’s ultimately the story of the triumph of the human spirit. And, therefore, to answer your question, this series will absolutely attract people because I have approached it in that manner. I have made sure it’s not only about cricket but about human emotion.

This project has been on a very tight schedule, and it’s been amazingly pulled off. I thank my huge team that worked on it. To actually finish something on this scale in three months with electricity quiz for grade 5 a number of interviews worldwide, the amount of footage that is available on matches, information and research, kudos to the team that they managed to burn the midnight oil.