Milkha’s special gift for Farhan

first_imgThey Are a piece of India’s history and by his own admission, one of Milkha Singh’s most prized possessions.But keen to mark the occasion as the shoot for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag – the film based on his life – gets underway, the Flying Sikh has given the shoes he wore during his iconic sprint at the 1960 Rome Olympics as a special memento to Farhan Akhtar. Milkha had barely missed picking up a Bronze for India at the event by a fraction of a second.Farhan, as you all know, will be essaying Milkha’s rise as one of Independent India’s first sporting legends in the Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra- directed film.The Flying Sikh presented his special shoes to Farhan in Chandigarh, where the first schedule of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is being shot.The film’s script has been written by Prasoon Joshi and Mehra. Milkha, we hear, is extremely happy with the script and has liked the way his character has been etched out.Farhan, on his part, has been working very hard to step into the legend’s shoes. Apart from the long hours of grueling training, he has also spent a lot of time with the man himself to better understand his mannerisms and journey as a whole.last_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *