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09-15-2011, 12:49 AM #1
Sonam’s the girl in Milkha’s lifeThe actress has been cast as the female lead in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Bhaag Milkha Bhaag opposite Farhan Akhtar
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra had been all praises about his Delhi 6 actress Sonam Kapoor ever since he cast her in the film. Looks like the filmmaker is so besotted with Anil Kapoor's little girl, that he has decided to repeat her in his next project Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, a biopic on India's ace sprinter Milkha Singh.
While Farhan Akhtar will essay the role of the Flying Sikh (Mumbai Mirror, August 14, 2011), Sonam will be the female lead in the film.
Confirming the story, a source told Mumbai Mirror, "Rakeysh has a very easy working relationship with Sonam. He enjoyed working with her in Delhi 6. Also, he believes that Sonam has a lot of potential as an actress."
Rakeysh, according to the source needed the female lead of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag to be somebody who can carry off a village damsel look perfectly.
Considering Sonam's avatar in Delhi 6 and the soon to be released Mausam, she seemed to fit the role to the T. "Rakeysh wanted somebody who can carry off a desi avatar. Sonam's face and style suited the image," said the source.
Sonam, however is still to sign on the dotted line. A friend of the actress told Mumbai Mirror, "Sonam is still in advanced talks. But yeah, she will do the film. She is very kicked about working with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Farhan Akhtar."
Despite repeated attempts, Sonam Kapoor and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra remained unavailable for comment.