He cast her in Delhi 6 when she was only one film old, that too an unsuccessful film (Saawariya). Four films later (I Hate Luv Storys, Aisha, Thank You and Mausam), despite luck evading her, Rakeysh Om Mehra still believes in Sonam Kapoor and has shown so by signing her for his next film – a biopic on athlete Milkha Singh titled Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
Although quite a few actors were considered before Mehra zeroed in on Farhan Akhtar to play the lead Milkha Singh, sounds like Sonam was quite a natural choice for his heroine. Referring to her as a ‘special girl’ Mehra said, “She is a very talented girl and with many facets to her acting” and that he is looking forward to directing her again. Here’s hoping next time around the director-actor can deliver a hit together, as there is certainly a buzz surrounding this film.
Currently in pre-production stages, shooting for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag begins in February 2012.