Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is an upcoming Bollywood film produced and directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra; starring Farhan Akhtar and Sonam Kapoor. Milkha Singh has sold the story for just one rupee. The remuneration from movie will be used for the benefit of needy athletes. The name of the movie comes from the last words spoken by his father, which was to save his life from the riots of during Partition of India. During the partition, Milkha lost his family members. The story talks about his perseverance as an athlete and also as a courageous human spirit.
The movie will be shot majorly in India. Parts of the movie will also be shot in Tokyo, Melbourne and Rome. Initially, A.R. Rahman was supposed to do the music, but later the trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy was confirmed as the composers for the film. The shooting of the film is scheduled to begin in mid 2012.
Essaying the role of an athlete is not easy. After undertaking a rigorous regime to get into the character of Milkha Singh, Farhan Akhtar will now have to work hard to look like the 17-year-old sprinter in the film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
'Farhan worked really hard to look at least 10 years less than his actual age to look like Milkha in the 1960s,' said a source. 'Farhan would now have to knock off another 10 years from his real age to look like the 17-year-old Milkha, the army-boy in the 1950s.'
Farhan, who spent a lot of time researching the army for his war film Lakshya, would undertake at least a fortnight of on-the-spot training in an army cantonment to get the hang of that particular phase of Milkha's career.
Bhag Milkha Bhag story and synopsis will be available soon.