In 2016, Rajput appeared in Neeraj Pandey 's biographical sports drama . Dhoni: The Untold Story , in which he essayed the lead role of Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni . The film was a critical and commercial success, becoming one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of 2016. Rajput's performance was widely praised by the critics and his portrayal of the cricketer was applauded even before the film's release.   For his performance in the film, Rajput got his first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor . 
In October 2009, she released Kala Sha Kala , a collection of Punjabi wedding songs, in India.  In 2012, Laila served as a judge on the show Sur Kshetra, an Indian television contest show for amateur singers.  She described her relationship with fellow judge Asha Bhosle as that of sisters.  In 2014, she collaborated with Sabina Yasmin on a song for a television play "Dalchhut Projapoti" , the first time they worked on a song together.   Runa has sung in seventeen languages including her native Bengali , Hindi , Urdu , Punjabi , Sindhi , Gujarati , Pashto , Baluchi , Arabic , Persian , Malay , Nepalese , Japanese , Italian , Spanish , French and English.