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Akshay Kumar will not play Milkha

Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has rubbished reports of veteran athlete Milkha Singh suggesting actor Akshay Kumar’s name to play himself in Bhag Milkha Bhag.

india Updated: Apr 23, 2010 17:36 IST
Vishwas Gautam

Akshay KumarFilmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has rubbished reports of veteran athlete Milkha Singh suggesting actor Akshay Kumar’s name to play himself in Bhag Milkha Bhag, Mehra’s ambitious new biopic on his life, and Vidya Balan’s name to play his wife. "This is absurd, he is such a senior person, an athlete. Why would he get into who should play whom in the film? This shows the level of media reporting in our country," says Mehra.

Mehra also rubbishes reports that he has found his his Milkha. “Prasoon and I have just finished our research on the subject. I have not even decided who will play Milkha, because I don’t want a tunnel vision while finishing my script. By June, we will sit down with our casting director and decide who will play what.”

The filmmaker confirms that like his last two movies, this one too will be majorly shot in Delhi. “Milkha Singh spent a considerable time of his life in Delhi — he used to practice at the National Stadium, so I will shoot a major portion of my film in Delhi,” he says.

Moving on to a different subject, Mehra also confirms that he will shoot two more commercials for Ministry of Tourism’s Atithi Devo Bhav Campaign with Aamir Khan.

“Yes, this year I am shooting two more commercials with Aamir Khan that should come on air soon. Our last commercials had a good impact and our focus is to bring more and more tourists to India.”

Mehra also reveals that his company is looking for new writers and directors. “We are looking for fresh talents from smaller cities such Meerut, Bareilly and others. So anyone who is talented and has a story to tell, we are taking him on board. It’s time we tell the world our stories rather than they telling our stories,” explains the filmmaker.