Apparently, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has been busy working with his team to rekindle the magic of old times. Living up to his perfectionist tag, he has chosen to use high-tech VFX to revive the 1950’s for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
According to a source, “The film is set in the ’50s and ’60s. To get the feel of that time and the spectators cheering for the athletes, these portions are being recreated using computer graphics. They will be seamlessly merged with the original shots later”.
The post-production team of ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ has been busy working on the visuals of the movie, as they aim to build an entire sports arena only by using visual effects (VFX). Until now, all the scenes involving Farhan Akhtar running were shot at a stadium in Chandigarh.
“Since the film was shot in a real stadium, we will be using the field shots from there as well. But the final edit will carry a combination of VFX and these original shots,” added the source.
Rakeysh comments saying, “It is heavy post-production work. The film is not only about the person but also about a particular time in history that needs to be captured.”
Denying rumours of Milkha Singh sitting in on the trailer edit, Mehra adds: “This is news to me. Why would I ask him to sit in the edit? This is my film!”
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (English: Run Milkha Run) is an upcoming Bollywood biographical film on the former Indian athlete Mikha Singh. The film is being produced and directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra; starring Farhan Akhtar and Sonam Kapoor.