Press Trust of India
July 11, 2013 20:37 IST
Farhan Akhtar plays Milkha Singh in the movie Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Milkha Singh today said that he
found it emotionally overwhelming to watch his childhood and
life unfold on the big screen in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
Milkha watched the biopic on his life during its premiere
in London. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is directed by Raykesh
Omprakash Mehra and stars Farhan Akhtar as the legendary
"I saw the film in London three days back... I cried in
the second half and it was Farhan who handed over his
handkerchief to me to wipe my tears," Milkha told reporters
here on the eve of film's release.
Milkha, who was accompanied by Farhan, Mehra, actress
Sonam Kapoor and writer Prasoon Joshi, hoped that the film
inspires younger generation.
Milkha said he knew nothing about film's as he never saw
a film after 1960.
"It was my son Jeev Milkha Singh (a renowned golfer) who
happens to watch Hindi films regularly and decided to hand
over the story to Mehra as he had seen director's Rang De
Basaanti, Milkha said.
Talking about the film, Milkha said Sonam had played the
role of his girlfriend while Divya played his sister in the
"Today I am a happy man," Milkha said.