Amitabh Bachchan recommends Akshay Kumar to play sporting legend, Milkha Singh, on screen
Having worked alongside Akshay in several films, the legendary actor has put forward the megastar’s name to filmmaker, Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra, to play the highly prestigious and honorable role of sporting hero Milkha Singh in an upcoming film project.
Mehra believes that the life and times of the athlete Milkha Singh will make a great biopic and has sought out the wisdom and advice of Amitabh Bachchan to further develop it.
Mr. Bachchan has publically shared his backing for the project on his blog, stating that the subject has a huge potential to turn into a movie. He added that it involves humanity, patriotism, history and achievement against all odds and it tells a story of incredible tragedy and poetic justice.