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.
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has directed only four films in his over 13 years in Bollywood. He believes good movies deserve the "slow cooking" treatment, but says his new project Mirza Sahibaan will be his "fastest ever".
Filmmaker Rakesh Om Prakash Mehra's Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, which has already garnered several awards, claimed nine technical awards at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards 2014 being held here.
The footprint of the over $2 billion Indian cinema industry is rapidly growing overseas, says National Award-winning filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.
Reacting to the ongoing hullabaloo about the feasibility of having a Bollywood awards extravaganza during elections, acclaimed filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra says that the need of the hour is a system of e-voting.
Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra says the biggest part of his success with Bhaag Milkha Bhaag was that the movie managed to have a connect with children as young as six and eight.
Actress Sonam Kapoor is happy that her last release Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is setting a benchmark for filmmakers to churn out quality cinema.
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra confesses that his last release Bhaag Milkha Bhaag was one of the most challenging films that he had ever attempted.
Actress Divya Dutta, who played a key role in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, feels the film deserved to be shortlisted as India's official entry to the Academy Awards this year.