Chandigarh, Legendary athlete Milkha Singh’s inspiring life – the triumphant spirit of the man and his tale of winning the world despite daunting odds – will soon be seen on the silver screen.
“Rang De Basanti” fame filmmaker Rakeysh Omparkash Mehra is all set to make a film “Bhag Milkha Bhag,” recounting the stimulating story of Milkha Singh, who is popularly known as Flying Sikh all across the world.
“‘Bhag Milkha Bhag’ is not about any particular sport, trophies or medals, but it is about the fire that Milkha Singh had. I just want to spread this fire across the world and want people to learn from it,” Mehra, who was in Chandigarh along with Milkha Singh and lyricist Prasoon Joshi to announce the making of the film, said Saturday.
He added: "Milkha Singh's life is full of troubles and hiccups full, but nevertheless, he came to a winner. I think it is necessary to take this meaningful story, to the masses. "
Mr. Singh is giving a green signal to the project, but Jeev Milkha Singh, his son, who is the ace player, intervention on the right track do not want to set things.
"In the past, many producers crore rupees I sell my story to them, but it is really hard for me to believe anyone. This time, my son Jeev, who had seen the Mehra's' Rang De Basanti ', believe me, that the movie in a safe hands, "Singh said Burns Milkha.
“Now I am very happy and I have charged only one rupee from them. I just want others to extract motivation out of the movie. They should believe in themselves: if a village boy like me can win laurels for the country with meagre resources and virtually no support, why can’t anyone else?” said Singh.
The film will be shot in India, except in Japan, Pakistan and some European countries in a different locale.
Mehra is a very carefully chosen his team the perfect touch to the film. In the screenplay written by Josh.
Joshi said: “I have met Milkha Singh many times in the last few months in connection with this new project. We have to do a lot of homework as we are aiming to tell a story of a man who rose from nowhere and attained various benchmarks in athletics in a cricket-obsessed country.”