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Upcoming Bollywood release Bhag Milkha Bhag banned in Pakistan over dialogue on 1947 partition

Mumbai, India (June 20, 2013): It is learnt that Pakistan has banned upcoming movie 'Bhag Milkha Bhag'; a film reportedly based on the life of an Indian athlete named Milkha Singh, who is known as 'flying Sikh'. According to a news reported by a Punjabi vernacular Farhan Akhtar has played the lead role as Milkha Singh in this movie.

Milkha Singh, known as Flying Sikh, charged rupee one for bio-pic – Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Ludhiana, Punjab (February 07, 2013): It is learnt that Milkha Singh, an athlete who was known as Flying Sikh, took just one rupee from Bollywood's Scriptwriter and Film-maker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra to allow him to make a film on his life. What's special about the currency note is that it was printed in 1958, the year when the athlete won the first gold medal in the Commonwealth Games.