By Hindustan Times
He is about to kick off shooting for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. But even as Farhan Akhtar gets set to bring Milkha Singh’s life to the big screen along with producer Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, the athlete says that he initially had his heart set on Akshay Kumar playing the lead role.
“For the longest time, I felt that Akshay was correct for my role. But during my initial interaction with Farhan, I realised that he was the best man. I discovered that he has the same determination and grit as me. Now, I can confidently say Farhan is the best choice,” says the former sprinter.
The Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) star has tried his best to impress Milkha. Besides growing his hair and beard, he has been training everyday for a couple of hours to build the right physique. He has also changed his diet regimen to prepare for the part.