Farhan Akhtar wasn’t the first choice for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

What do they say? One man’s gain is another man’s loss or is it the other way around? If reports are to be believed, Farhan Akhtar wasn’t exactly Rakesysh Omprakash Mehra’s choice for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

It was Akshay Kumar but things didn’t go too well with Akshay Kumar and he turned the offer down. And then Farhan Akhtar was approached to impersonate the Flying Sikh, Milkha Singh. But why talk about it now when everything is done and dusted! Well, its because Bhaag Milkha Bhaag very recently entered the 100 crore club and it looks like Akshay Kumar is feeling sad.

And that’s not it. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, the biopic that revolved around the life of Milkha Singh was praised and loved by the entire Nation and now the directors and producers have decided to take the movie to an international level. It will be release in few selected countries. It wasn’t Rakesysh Omprakash Mehra who badly wanted Akshay Kumar. It was Milkha Singh himself! But then he was bowled over by Farhan’s performance and praised him a lot. At the end of the movie, he was in tears and said, “He is exactly how I wanted to see myself on screen. He has replicated me screen. He even resembles me.”

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