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Why is Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra waiting for Milkha Singh’s permission?

As far as biopics are concerned, Bollywood is usually known to give a raw deal to the people on whose lives the movies are based. A few examples would be that of Phoolan Devi in Bandit Queen and Silk

Why is Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra waiting for Milkha Singh’s permission?

The makers of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag have decided that they won’t release the trailer of the film unless the Flying Sikh clears it

As far as biopics are concerned, Bollywood is usually known to give a raw deal to the people on whose lives the movies are based. A few examples would be that of Phoolan Devi in Bandit Queen and Silk Smitha’s family in The Dirty Picture. Both the concerned parties came out and said that they were not consulted and that their real life stories were twisted by the makers for shock or emotional effect.

However, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra seems to be better off than his contemporaries in this regard. The director has invited ace runner Milkha Singh to provide creative inputs on the trailers of the film, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. Milkha, who has reportedly charged a symbolic Re 1 for the story, will be flying down from Chandigarh to be a part of the creative team as they cut the first trailer of the film.

As far as factual details are concerned, we understand the filmmakers consulting Milkha. But we don’t know what inputs could Milkha give on the trailer considering he is an athlete and not a graphics person! But we hope that they consult the person responsible for cutting the first look of the film, because it simply blew our minds!

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