Sony Music reunites with Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Rakeysh Ompraksash Mehra for the music of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

MUMBAI: Sony music has teamed up with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Viacom18 for the music rights of the biopic - Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

After ‘Rang De Basanti‘s musical success, this is the second project with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra that adds another feather to Sony music‘s list. Co-produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is based on the life of athlete, Milkha Singh. The title character is which is played by actor Farhan Akhtar.

The music is composed by the musical trio Shankar - Ehsaan - Loy with lyrics by Prasoon Joshi.

Sony Music Entertainment president India and middle east Shridhar Subramaniam said, "Our journey with Rakeysh began in the year 2005 with Rang De Basanti wherein we worked very closely with his team and created a huge success. Today while we work with him on Bhaag Milkha Bhaag we are all geared up to put in the same passion and energy. We are extremely confident of the subject and the music as it‘s an integral part of the film."

He further adds, "Prasoon Joshi‘s lyrics in Rang De Basanti elevated the musical experience and we are sure it will be the same this time too while Shankar Ehsaan and Loy always bring a fresh new angle to the music. At Sony Music, it‘s always a pleasure to work with Viacom 18 and we together will ensure a great musical journey for the listeners."

Mehra adds, "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag has been the most challenging experience. I have felt growth within myself as a film maker. The songs of the film is what a soul is to a body, we are lucky that Shridhar and his passionate team at Sony Music have joined hands and have become an integral part of the BMB family".

The music will roll out in May and the movie is slated for release in theatres on 12 July.

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