"Yes that's true. Lewis called me today. He saw the movie with an Indian fan and was impressed with it. He said he was moved by that fact that I went on to represent my country in such difficult circumstances. He wanted to send me a gift and asked for my postal address," Milkha told HT.
Farhan Akhtar, who portrayed the lead role of Milkha in the biopic, also posted a tweet confirming the call to the Indian sprinter from America.
'Wow!! Milkha-ji got a call from Carl Lewis today after watching @BMBThefilm,' he tweeted.
The two star athletes stars had never met nor spoken to each other before. The call left Milkha surprised.
“I don't know how he arranged my Chandigarh's number. That's really nice of him," added Milkha.