MS Dhoni has been out of cricket for a while now, but he has been extremely busy ever since. He has been working on many projects including a graphic novel titled ‘Atharva: The Origin.’ Atharva is the narrative of a warrior hero played by former Indian cricket captain MS Dhoni. The novel was recently launched by legendary actor Rajnikant. The book written by Ramesh Thamilmani will be made available to the public on the 18th of April later this year.
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On February 24, 2022, the project’s co-collaborators, Virzi Studios, and MIDAS Deals Pvt ltd also released an official teaser on their YouTube Channel.
Dhoni is naturally very excited about the novel. Speaking about it, he said that the novel will leave its readers wanting more of it. “I am thrilled to be associated with this project and it is indeed an exciting venture. Atharva – The Origin is a captivating graphic novel with an engaging story and immersive artwork. Author Ramesh Thamilmani’s attempt to launch India’s first mythological superhero with a contemporary twist will leave every reader wanting for more,” MS Dhoni had said
Book author Thamilmani in an interview to Hindustan Times revealed that the logic behind signing MS Dhoni. He said they wanted a big name for their project and MS Dhoni, being an icon, was the right choice.
Since the scale is big, we wanted a big name to take it to the next level. And MSD was the right person. We always wanted him but getting him on board felt like a distant dream.”
“Being a real-life hero, he is the perfect fit for the character of a superhero in the novel. He didn’t only give us his face but also collaborated with us in a big way. He contributed to an extent which we never expected,” said Thamilmani.
He added that if the book does well, they may even make a video game based on it. “There’s a plan. The book has to be received well and currently, we’re concentrating on it. We would want to foray into merchandising and gaming too,”