The trailer of the much awaited film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, based on the life of the legendary sportsman Milkha Singh was finally launched yesterday in the presence of Farhan Akhtar and Sonam Kapoor along with director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Prasoon Joshi, who has written the film. Milkha Singh was also present and officially launched the music and trailer along with the team of the film.
The trailer launch had Sonam Kapoor overwhelmed to the extent of a few tears of joy. She talked about how she didn’t want money for the film at all. “Rakeyshji gave me 11Rs for this film but I had told him I don’t want any money,” she said.
Sportsman Milkha Singh said that a lot of directors had approached him to make a film on his life. “My son had watched Rakeysh’s film Rang De Basanti and told me that if I want someone to make a film, it should be him. People knew what Milkha Singh is in my times, but today I want this film to tell the youth of today what my struggle was about. I want to ignite that passion of wanting to make the country proud in the youth today. And this boy (referring to Farhan) has given birth to Milkha Singh again. They have put in a lot of effort.” he added.
We asked Farhan Akhtar about his training for his role and the determination it took, considering the amount of training it is needed to be able to even play the role of a runner. Farhan said, “I had a totally wrong style of running when I started, and my trainer told me I need to change it completely to be able to do my role. It took a lot of training and at no point did I feel that I have taken up a lot. I was always positive about it.”
Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra said that his sole aim behind the film was not just making a film on Milkha Singh and his records, but the entire experience of that struggle that he had to go through. “I will feel that I have made my contribution if my film inspires the youth of today,” he said.
The music of the film was officially launched as well. Here is the launch in pictures!