Farhan Akhtar’s first look as Milkha Singh for the movie ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ was released recently. The black-and-white poster is reminiscent of 1950’s era.
The actor Farhan Akhtar dons a bun, with moustache and beard, resembling Milkha Singh’s look. The actor has also toned up his body to resemble that of the athlete.
“Farhan has transformed himself. When you see him, you can only see Milkha Singh,” said the director of the movie Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.
Apparently, this transformation hasn’t come easily for Farhan Akhtar. The actor underwent rigorous training to get the body. The actor approached Havaldar Gurdev Singh, Milkha Singh’s trainer, and took notes on how to get the desired body. The actor is said to working out daily to maintain the look as he tends to lose weight easily. The actor has also watched the videos of the athlete to get the body language right.
The movie is a biopic on life of Milkha Singh also called as ‘Flying Singh’. This is the first biopic for Farhan Akhtar. The movie is directed by Rakesh Omprakash Mehra and also stars Sonam Kapoor.