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Facts About Bhaag Milkha Bhaag You Must Know

Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' which bagged many awards this season including Best Direction, acting and screenplay, released one year back in July. The biopic sports drama was based on the true events of the Flying Sikh, Milkha Singh.

The movie showed the real events of Milkha Singh from 1960 when he ran in the Olympics. It also showed the childhood days of Milkha during the partition period. The movie has won many awards including Filmfare and National Award for Best Film.

For the role of Milkha Singh, Farhan Akhtar worked a lot and built up the physique of an athlete. Sonam Kapoor played his love interest who gets married to some other man.

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag has become one of the best Bollywood movies to have released till date. So, knowing some facts about this epic film is a must! Did you know Milkha Singh charged just Rs. 1 for BMB. Sonam kapoor took the shagun Rs. 11 for her role in the film.

There are some other amazing facts about this Farhan Akhtar's film, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. On the first anniversary of this epic Bollywood film, here are some interesting facts about Bhaag Milkha Bhaag that you must know.

Facts About Bhaag Milkha Bhaag You Must Know:


In an interview, Sonam Kapoor who played the role of Nirmal Kaur said that she charged Rs. 11 as her fees in 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag'.

Milkha Singh

Athlete Milkha Singh, on whose life the film is based, charged Rs. 1 only for his contribution to the film. The athelete gave minute details of his life to Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Farhan so that they could come up with a real screenplay which gave justice to the biopic.


To get a chiselled athelete body, Farhan Akhtar was on rigourous training and a strict diet for about 18 months.


Milkha's real life wife Nirmal Kaur's character was played by Sonam Kapoor. However, in the movie, Milkha doesn't get married to Nirmal. Shriswara played his on-screen wife.

Yograj Singh

Did you know cricketer Yuvraj Singh's father Yograj acted in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. He played the role of Milkha's coach.

The Real Race

Before the movie commenced, Milka in real life challenged Farhan for a race. This happened when they met for the first time to get to know about the athlete.

Rebecca Breeds

The foreigner who played Stella is a TV actress in Australia who appeared in shows like Blue Water High and Home And Away.


During the shooting of the film, Milkha presented his sports shoes to Farhan that he wore to Rome Olympic.

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