Milkha Singh brought alive with Farhan Akhtar
Gurgaon: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra‘s next project is namely “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”. Farhan Akhtar will portray the role of Milkha Singh in the silver screen. Milkha Singh is an athlete. Farhan is putting in lot of effort for doing this role. Milkha Singh is named as The Flying Sikh in Delhi. Farhan spends a few days with the athlete so that his acting in the film will seem to be authentic, real in reel picture. The film is going to be released on mid 2012.
Farhan from Mumbai and Milkha went from Chandigarh to stay in the same restaurant in Delhi. According to sources who informed Mumbai Mirror that Farhan is a hard working, versatile, handsome, successful, well known, good actor, need not go through all these training for the role but to take things on his stride he wanted to have long conversations and undergoing training under Milkha Singh. Milkha has suggested lots of ideas, talked and had conversations with the unit members so that even the tit bits of the film look authentic on the screen. This he did with Prasoon Joshi. Farhan has healthy, good relationship with Singh.
According to the demand of the script and narration of the storyline they would meet any number of times. Milkha will let Farhan know the tricks of establishing newness of running and getting awards for the races. The film is made so that it influences the kids and youth of India to win races and get to the Olympics some day. Milkha wants that every kid and youth should get guideline regarding this matter. The director of the film is Mehra. Mehra has approached other trainers through Milkha.
Farhan has to do severe work outs for acting in the film. Rakeysh Mehra got the film for Re 1. Several others were offering him lots of money but his son told that Mehra is the best choice. Milkha Singh Trust will get twenty percent of profits. This way of sport films should be carried and made on and on. Farhan was not present for any comment.