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04-23-2013, 08:36 PM #1
Milkha Singh to watch feature film after 53 years
The former Olympian Milkha Singh hasn't been to a theatre in the past 53 years. After years he will watch the movie based on his life starring Farhan Akhtar.
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.
"He (Singh) is very excited about watching the film when it releases this July. He wants to catch it with his family and close friends. Although his wife, son and daughter are movie buffs, Singh has been the complete opposite all his life. In over five decades, he hasn't watched a film even on television," says a source close to the former athlete.
Milkha Singh 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 as Milkha 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.