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Sonam: My role is pivotal in 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag'

July 10, 2013


July 10--MUMBAI -- The courageous story of the "Flying Sikh" -- India's most successful ever track athlete, who overcame childhood tragedy to seek Olympic glory -- is the latest Bollywood biopic to hit cinemas.

"I feel great actually, I'm really proud to be a part of this film. I love working with Rakeysh Mehra, so to be a part of Milkha is amazing because it's such an inspirational story, and the inspiration for Milkha is my character, so I think it's beautiful being a part of the story," said lead actress in the movie Sonam Kapoor.

"For me the reason I did Bhaag Milkha Bhaag was because it was an outstanding script, I wanted to work with Farhan Akhtar and I wanted to again work with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. My role is a pivotal role, and it was an honor to play the part," she said.

Kapoor charged only Rs. 11 for her role in the film.

"They had a budget and they told me they can't give money and that's why I said give Rs. 11 and I will do the film. I love Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. For me he is somebody who gave me a lot of confidence and helped me open up. I went through a bad patch after Saawariya. When I went on the sets of 'Delhi 6' he made me feel beautiful and made me feel talented. I was a young kid and wasn't confident about who I am and he gave me the confidence and I will always be grateful for that. I did Bhaag Milkha Bhaag for Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. Even if he asked me to walk backwards in the frame I would do it."


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