The former Olympian Milkha Singh hasn't been to a theatre in the past 53 years. The last movie Milkha saw a black and white classic Anmol Ghadi (1946) starring Suraiya and Noor Jehan. Ever since he has stayed away from movies. After years he will be finally watch a movie that too based on his own life. It would be indeed a special experience for him to watch Bhaag Milkha Bhaag on 70 mm after so many years.
Ask Singh about it and he says, "I loved watching films from Raj Kapoor's days. In fact, some of my best memories of films come from that era. I would love to see Bhaag Milkha Bhaag on the big screen in the theatre."
The biopic is directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and features Farhan Akhtar, who plays Singh. The actor underwent rigorous training for over a year to acquire an athletic built. The film, which also stars Sonam Kapoor, will hit the theatres on July 12.