Farhan Akhtar to meet Milkha Singh`s trainer
Mumbai: The makers of Farhan Akhtar-starrer `Bhaag Milkha Bhaag` are leaving no stone unturned to make his character look authentic and have decided to meet the veteran athlete`s trainer Havaldar Gurdev Singh.
The film, directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is a biographical sport drama, inspired by the life of Milkha Singh, one of the earliest sports icons of India.
The film will trace Milkha`s childhood in today`s Pakistan, the partition, and his achievements as an athlete in independent India.
Actor-filmmaker Farhan is playing the legendary sportsman in the movie and has devoted all his energies in preparing for the role.
"He (Farhan) has been going through a rigorous training schedule. And he wants to meet Havaldar Gurdev Singh because he is behind the success of Milkha Singh and helped him become the Flying Sikh from a local guy," sources said.
"We want Farhan`s character to look as authentic as possible," Mehra said.