Bhaag Milkha Bhaag re-releases in theatres: Dalip Tahil recalls meeting Milkha Singh before portraying Nehru | Bollywood

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Rakeysh OmPrakash Mehra’s Bhaag Milkha Bhaag accomplished 10 years of its launch final month, and it set to re-release in theatres on August 6. Calling it a big day, actor Dalip Tahil, who essayed the position of former PM Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru within the Farhan Akhtar-starrer, will get nostalgic sharing his heartwarming encounter with the late legendary athlete Milkha Singh.

Actor Dalip Tahil essayed the role of former PM Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in Farhan Akhtar-starrer, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013).
Actor Dalip Tahil essayed the position of former PM Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in Farhan Akhtar-starrer, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013).

“I had totally ready for Nehru’s position earlier than heading for the shoot and that because of our director, I had the privilege of assembly Milkha Singh and his household at their dwelling in Chandigarh,” remembers Tahil, who fondly remembers Milkha as a “quite simple, down-to-earth, and a quiet individual — a gem of a person. The nice and cozy reminiscences of Milkha ji and his gracious spouse have left an everlasting impression on my coronary heart.”

On how the assembly, which was initially meant for half-an-hour, ended up being an “enlightening” four-hour dialog, the 70-year-old goes on to element the truth that Milkha, also referred to as the Flying Sikh, shared a particular bond with Nehru ji, as he was the one individual within the set-up who had met the chief in individual.

“When Milkha was chosen to symbolize India in a observe meet in Pakistan, it was Pandit Nehru himself who appointed him because the captain of the workforce, sending him off to Pakistan,” Tahil continues, “Milkha ji was initially sceptical about assembly Pandit Nehru because of the trauma he had confronted through the partition. However Nehru Ji’s charisma and energy of persuasion had a profound affect on Milkha ji, therapeutic the injuries of partition and provoking him to steer the Indian workforce with satisfaction.”

Looking for an perception into Nehru ji’s persona, the veteran actor requested Milkha Singh to share some anecdotes from his assembly the previous PM, which the actor admits had a constructive affect on his portrayal within the movie.

“Milkha ji described Pandit Nehru as a really charming and charismatic man… There was a second when Milkha Singh, after successful the race in Pakistan, was provided something he desired by Nehru Ji. He humbly responded and requested for a nationwide vacation, as he by no means requested something for himself from anybody in his life. His essence lied in selflessness and dedication to his sport, making him an iconic nationwide hero,” shares the actor.

The movie’s authenticity and dedication to preserving Milkha Singh’s legacy is attributed to his son, golfer Jeev Milkha Singh. “Regardless of a number of profitable gives from distinguished Indian producers, Jeev’s precedence was to maintain his father’s legacy pure and unblemished. He needed to get his essence out and preserve his legacy intact, so anybody who watches the movie is aware of what Milkha ji’s true persona was,” concludes Tahil.

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