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'Hope youngsters take up athletics after watching Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Last updated on: June 20, 2013 16:49 IST

'Hope youngsters take up athletics after watching Bhaag Milkha Bhaag'

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Veering off tradition, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra invited veteran athelete Milkha Singh to launch the trailer of his upcoming biopic Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, based on the icon's life.

The film's lead actors -- Sonam Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar were also present at the event.

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag opens in theatres this July 12.

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With inputs from Onkar Singh


Image: Farhan Akhtar and Sonam Kapoor
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Milkha Singh

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The lead actors of the film greet Milkha Singh on stage.

Also known as the flying Sikh, Singh was flown down from New Delhi for the event and appeared hopeful that the film will help youngsters know him better.

He's also happy with the effort put in by the film's team.

"I was shown the trailer in Chandigarh and I am very impressed with it," he said.


Image: Milkha Singh with Sonam Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Sonam Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar

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Sonam Kapoor, who was dressed in a pretty Anamika Khanna creation, teared up a bit after watching the trailer and said that it reminded her of all the hard work the team had put in in the film.


 


Image: Sonam Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Sonam Kapoor, Milkha Singh, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Farhan Akhtar

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Director-producer Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra joins his actors and Milkha Singh for the unveiling.

Singh, who is yet to see the film, said, "I hope it captures the imagination of the younger generation and encourages them to take up athletics."


Image: Sonam Kapoor, Milkha Singh, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Farhan Akhtar
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Farhan Akhtar, Milkha Singh and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

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Singh gestures to the shutterbugs as he arrives for the trailer launch.

Akhtar, who underwent an intense training session to perfect his character in the film, said that he hoped it met Singh's expectations.


Image: Farhan Akhtar, Milkha Singh and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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