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