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Emotional Milkha applauds Mehra's effort and Farhan's performance for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

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MUMBAI: Chandigarh‘s Flying Sikh, Milkha Singh feels honored with Rakesh Omprakash Mehra directing the biopic based on his life and struggle. The soon to-be release, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag which reveals the hardships and life story of the 82 year old featuring Farhan Akhtar as Milkha Singh is already creating a lot of buzz with its hit music and trailers.

Opening up to the media, the legendary sportsman revealed, "I became very emotional after watching certain scenes as they reminded me of my days of struggle. The film brought alive memories of the partition when I did not have a job or enough food. I burst into tears to see my initial days unfold on the big screen."

Milkha who charged just Rs 1 to let Mehra make his biopic was very impressed with actor Farhan Akhtar after watching the special screening of the movie. He also commented that "Farhan looks like my duplicate in the film. He has done a great job. Rakeysh and also the dialogues and the lyrics by Prasoon Joshi have impressed me a lot,"

Although his biopic is all geared to set ablaze the box office, Milkha Singh himself is not a movie buff. Acknowledging his poor knowledge about Bollywood, he revealed that the last Hindi movie he saw was over 50 years ago. However his golfer son Jeev Milkha Singh who decided on roping in Mehra to helm his dad‘s biopic is an absolute movie buff and is along with the entire Milkha family looking forward to the release of the movie and its success.

Recalling his days as a sportsman, Milkha Singh still regrets missing the Rome Olympic medal and hopes to see someone else win the medal for India. His ardent wish is to inspire today‘s youth who promise to be a great hope for the country.

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag also stars Sonam Kapoor and is slated to hit the screens on July 12.

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