Star Cast- Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor
Director- Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Story Writer- Prasoon Joshi
Music Director- Shankar Ehsaan Loy
Genre- Biopic drama
As the name suggests, ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ is the biopic of world renowned athlete Milkha Singh. The film will be directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, who is better known for his award-winning films ‘Rang De Basanti’ and ‘Delhi 6’. Along with writer-poet Prasoon Joshi, he had been working on the script for quite some time and finally the film’s shooting started on 9th March 2012.
The lead role will be played by Farhan Akhtar. Milkha Singh, who had interacted with the actor for quite a few months, was very happy with the director’s choice. He found Farhan to be perfect for the role. Even his son comments, “Acting may be his profession, but he is true sportsman in spirit.” The film will also star Sonam Kapoor as the lead heroine, opposite Farhan.
The film’s shooting began in Firozpur in Punjab, as the director and his team found it to be a perfect location as per the topography and settings that the art direction team wanted for the film. Besides this, some other shooting locations will be places in Australia.
Milkha Singh sold his life’s story to the director for just Re.1. It was actually Singh’s son Jeev Milkha Singh who brought his father’s story to Mehra. The latter also bought Milkha Singh’s shoes (which he had worn and raced in the Olympics in 1960) for US$52,800 and then gifted them to Farhan. ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ is expected to release later this year.