Farhan Akhtar essayed the role of Milkha Singh in his biopic ‘Bhaagh Milkha Bhaag’, directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra released on 11th July, 2013, which became one of the most successful sports films of our nation. The actor recently visited Milkha Singh’s hometown Chandigarh and called the sports icon to check if he can visit him, and Milkha Singh had the most endearing reply for the actor.
Farhan took to his social media and posted a picture of him with Milkha Singh and his family and wrote about his sweet interaction with the icon. The actor posted the picture and wrote, “Called Milkha ji to say we’re visiting Chandigarh and would like to meet him. He said ‘tumhara ghar hai. Jab chaaho aao.’ And it’s absolutely true Milkha ji.. you and your family do make it feel like home. Love you all.
Bhaagh Milkha Bhaag started the trend of sports biopics in Bollywood, for which Farhan had to opt for rigorous training sessions lasting 18 months to get a chiseled body. After 2013, six years later in 2019, the hit duo- Farhan Akhtar and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra are all set to reunite to recreate magic on screen for a film based on boxing titled, Toofan, an Excel Entertainment production in association with ROMP Pictures.
After acing the personification of Olympic- sprinter Milkha Singh, Farhan is all set to get into the shoes of a boxer in another sports-drama film titled, Toofan. Farhan is also gearing up for his upcoming movie, ‘The Sky Is Pink’, where the actor will be sharing the screen with Priyanka Chopra after their previous work, Dil Dhadakne do, which too became a rage then!