Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013) starring Farhan Akhtar in the role of late track star Milkha Singh was a super successful movie. The movie even won National Film Award for Best Popular Film which provided wholesome entertainment filled with a liitle humour, romance, drama and emotions. Needless to say, the amount of hard work and transformation that Farhan had gone through was very much apparent in his performance itself.
Despite the fact, he nailed the role, the actor was still being judged for playing the role of legendary athlete. In an interview with a leading radio host, Farhan shared his experience and a question that stayed with him forever from the first media interaction for the film.
“At the very first press conference that we did for the announcement of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, a journalist asked Rakeysh, ‘How come you cast Farhan in this film? Why didn’t you take some Punjabi actor only? How will he do it?’ Rakeysh, of course, being Rakeysh and he had his belief, answered on my behalf and said why he chose to work with me on Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.”, Farhan told. Also Read : You Surely Cannot Miss This Rare Interview Of Dilip Kumar In Punjabi!
Not only this, he went on to confess that he could never forget that question. He revealed that the question charged him so much during the making of the film that why should anyone have this question about someone? “Firstly, who is an actor and without knowing what it is that they are capable of. From my point of view, it felt like someone is being judgmental not knowing what this person is capable of doing. That gave me a lot of fuel,” he added.
Indeed, he must have been moved a lot by the question that he was able to pull the role really well.