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Milkha Singh hosts cast of Dil Dhadakne Do

Last updated on: June 01, 2015 17:00 IST

Milkha Singh with Farhan Akhtar

Milkha Singh with Farhan Akhtar. Photograph: Farhan Akhtar/Twitter

Bollywood actor-director Farhan Akhtar had, on Saturday, tweeted that the cast of the upcoming Hindi film, Dil Dhadakne Do would visit India’s premier athlete Millkha Singh.

“Meeting Milkha-Ji & family with the DDD family this weekend in Chandigarh.. Feels like I'm taking them home”, Akhtar tweeted.

- The legend of Milkha Singh

And, as promised, the film's star cast kept their date with the legendary athlete and posted pictures of their visit on Twitter.

Ranveer Singh clicks a selfie with Milkha Singh

Ranveer Singh clicks a selfie with Milkha Singh. Photograph: Ranveer Singh/Twitter

"Blessings for #DilDhadakaneDo frm The Great Man Himself ! Truly honoured to hav met him! #MilkhaSingh #Legend #Selfie”, Ranveer Singh tweeted with a picture of himself with Milkha Singh.

The cast of Dil Dhadakne Do with Milkha Singh and wife Nirmal Kaur

The cast of Dil Dhadakne Do with Milkha Singh and his wife Nirmal Kaur. Photograph: Farhan Akhtar/Twitter

Farhan also posted a picture of the film’s cast, with director Zoya Akhtar, posing alongside Milkha Singh and his wife Nirmal Kaur.

“Happy times at Milkha-ji's home. Came first in the paratha eating competition! Thank you Nimmi Aunty & @SoniaMilkha,” Akhtar tweeted.

Farhan had portrayed Milkha's life on celluloid in his 2013 release Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

- How Farhan Akhtar perfected his Milkha Singh look

The two had forged a strong bond when Farhan spent time with the sporting legend to prepare for the role of Milkha for the film.

Dil Dhadakne Do releases on June 6.