Farhan Akhtar looks back at sports drama Bhaag Milkha Bhaag in a decade
MUMBAI, July 12 (IANS) Bollywood actor, director and producer Farhan Akhtar, known for films like “Rock On!!” and “Dil Dhadakne Do” and “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara”, to memory lane ahead of the 10th anniversary of his sports drama Bhaag Milkha Bhaag in which he portrayed Indian sports legend Milkha Singh.
The movie Bhaag Milkha Bhaag was released a decade ago and tells the story of the legend – the only athlete to win gold in the 400m at the Asian Games as well as the Commonwealth Games in 1958 and 1962.
As the 10th anniversary of the film, directed by Rakesh Omprakash Mehra, approaches, Farhan has taken to social media to express his heartfelt gratitude.
Showing different phases of his character’s life on screen, he wrote in the caption, “It’s been 10 years since the release of the movie that meant so much to my career and in my life. The fact that it holds such a dear place in your hearts is the cherry on top. Your love gave justification for the effort and sacrifices.” Thanks from the bottom of my heart again, and to Rakesh for making me a part of the celebration of the legendary Milkage #10YearsOfBMB #10yearsofbhaagmilkhabhaag.”
The film, which chronicles the inspiring life of Milka Singh, resonated with audiences and critics alike. Farhan Akhtar’s photography captured the essence of the legendary athlete’s struggles, triumphs and unwavering determination.
The film was honored with two titles at the 61st National Film Awards – Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment and Best Choreography for Ganesh Acharya for “Masto Ka Gond”.