It was earlier reported that Shahrukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan will be seen in a special video where they will talk about sports for the promotion of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. Now as a part of a unique promotional strategy, the film-makers are roping 12 sport celebrities to shoot a special video where they will promote Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. The celebrities will sing the national anthem.
The film tells the real-life story of a hero Milkha Singh, who fights against the odds.
“Since the biopic tells the real-life story of a hero (Milkha Singh) who fights against the odds, the makers believe it is something that needs to be saluted. That’s how the idea of a National Anthem video featuring him and 12 contemporary sportspersons came about,” a source close to production house said.
The approaching sport celebrities are Golfer Jeev Milkha Singh, cricketer MS Dhoni, shooter Abhinav Bindra, badminton player Saina Nehwal, footballer Baichung Bhutia, boxer Vijender Singh, tennis player Sania Mirza, wrestler Sushil Kumar, weight lifter Geeta Rani, chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand, retired hockey player Dhanraj Pillay and Formula 1 racer Narain Karthikeyan. Their national anthem will hit all the multiplexes soon.
The film is featuring Farhan Akhtar (as Milkha Singh) and Sonam Kapoor in a lead. Movie is directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and will hit the theaters on July 12.