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Farhan Akhtar to meet Milkha Singh's trainer

bollywood Updated: Jan 26, 2012 18:00 IST

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The makers of Farhan Akhtar-starrer Bhaag Milkha Bhaag are leaving no stone unturned to make his character look authentic and have decided to meet the veteran athlete's trainer Havaldar Gurdev Singh.

The film, directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is a biographical sport drama, inspired by the life of Milkha Singh, one of the earliest sports icons of India. The film will trace Milkha's childhood in today's Pakistan, the partition, and his achievements as an athlete in independent India.

Actor-filmmaker Farhan is playing the legendary sportsman in the movie and has devoted all his energies in preparing for the role.

"He (Farhan) has been going through a rigorous training schedule. And he wants to meet Havaldar Gurdev Singh because he is behind the success of Milkha Singh and helped him become the Flying Sikh from a local guy," sources said.

"We want Farhan's character to look as authentic as possible," Mehra said.