The teaser of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s ambitious project, “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” is out. The video was shared on the official Twitter and Facebook pages on Nov. 29, 2012. Featuring Farhan Akhtar and Sonam Kapoor, “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” is the real story of a prominent Indian athlete Milkha Singh, also known as the Flying Sikh.
At the commencement of the project, Rakeysh Omparkash Mehra said, “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.”
“Milkha Singh’s life was full of troubles and hiccups but despite all this, he came out a winner. I think it is really necessary to take this meaningful story to the masses,” he added.
Along with the hard-hitting, close-to-life story, “Bhaag Milkha Singh” had fans excited for the suave actor, Farhan Akhtar, who went all out in essaying the role.
Aiming to execute the character with conviction and perfection, Farhan worked hard to create the look that was true for the character. Apart from working on his body, he grew his beard and mane to perfect Milkha’s look and donned a turban throughout. (See teaser by clicking the video link on the left.)
Quite a change from the effervescent and charming Farhan fans are accustomed to see on screen.
Celebrities along with fans have waited for the first look of “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” to unveil. Many took to Twitter to share their thoughts and views about the trailer.
@_SanjayGupta: @BMBThefilm I have never seen an actor transform himself for a role the way Farhan has. And this I say by just looking at the teaser. KUDOS.
@BigBunSingh: @FarOutAkhtar bro, salaam to u… U looking like a billion dollars in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
@iamsrk: @FarOutAkhtar awesome….
@alok_trivedi: @FarOutAkhtar as #Milkha. Can’t get better than this. The teaser is so fabulous, can’t wait for the trailer now #India @BMBThefilm
@alok_trivedi: Magical is the word. @FarOutAkhtar looks exceptionally amazing. Expecting yet another masterpiece from Rakeysh Mehra
@RamCharan_fc: The 1st look teaser of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag was just awestruck! Proud to be an indian!
@GOLDIEBEHL: @FarOutAkhtar awesome !!!!!!!!
@AnirudhChaudhry: @FarOutAkhtar mind blowing!!
@zmilap: 1st teaser of ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ is simply PHENOMENAL! @FarOutAkhtar is AMAZING in it! Binod Pradhan’s cinematography looks like a treat!
@zmilap: Rakesh Om Prakash Mehra seems set to repeat the magic of his one masterpiece ‘Rang de Basanti’ again with ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag!’
@gauravsabharwa5: @FarOutAkhtar Can’t Wait! Honestly you have built some curiosity! You look great as Milkha Singh! Bhaag Theatre ko Bhaag!
@SRKsGurl: Totally impressed with the teaser of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.. cnt wait
@ManVsHandle: All the running that Farhan did in the last scene of “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” has come useful in “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”.
@niteshVranglani: Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, one of the best theatricals ever. Exquisitely shot. Take a bow, @FarOutAkhtar , Rakeysh Mehra, Binod Pradhan! MONSTROUS
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