Bhaag Milkha Bhaag was based on legendary sportsman Milkha Singh. Farhan Akhtar played the titular role in the film. It also featured Sonam Kapoor and Divya Dutta. "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," said Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
"Writer, director, music director, cinematographer, editor all are important. It is just that they don't come on posters so they are not most celebrated. For us, who are in the business, we don't get enamoured by stars. We make stars, we create them, we give birth to them"
It's been a year since the release of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's biopic on Milkha Singh. But the legendary sportsman, who sold the rights to his life story for just one rupee, is yet to receive the sum he was promised after the film's release.
After winning accolades for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra knows "it's time to move on" to embark on another difficult film Mirza Sahibaan.