Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra said that Ranveer Singh had auditioned for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag was based on legendary sportsman Milkha Singh. Farhan Akhtar played the titular role in the film.
"Farhan came as an instinctive choice. His age was wrong- Farhan was 36, Milkha was 22. But I felt that out of all the auditions which I had seen, he was the best. There were three people who stood out- one was a new actor called Nitish, one was Ranveer Singh, who was quite crazy and then Farhan," said Mr Mehra.
"For me, Farhan worked the best because his response was silent. I could see it in his eyes. That was it. That was enough for me," added Mr Mehra.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag also featured Sonam Kapoor and Divya Dutta.