Farhan Akhtar to meet Milkha Singh's trainer
Press Trust of India
January 24, 2012 16:06 IST
The makers of Farhan Akhtar-starrer
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag are leaving no stone unturned to make his
character look authentic and have decided to meet the veteran
athlete's trainer Havaldar Gurdev Singh.
The film, directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is a
biographical sport drama, inspired by the life of Milkha
Singh, one of the earliest sports icons of India.
The film will trace Milkha's childhood in today's
Pakistan, the partition, and his achievements as an athlete in
Actor-filmmaker Farhan is playing the legendary sportsman
in the movie and has devoted all his energies in preparing for
"He (Farhan) has been going through a rigorous training
schedule. And he wants to meet Havaldar Gurdev Singh because
he is behind the success of Milkha Singh and helped him become
the Flying Sikh from a local guy," sources said.
"We want Farhan's character to look as authentic as
possible," Mehra said.