Farhan Akhtar to meet Milkha Singh`s trainer

Updated: Jan 24, 2012, 16:15 PM IST

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.