Audience liking 'Bhaag...' is biggest compliment: Farhan

Mumbai, PTI | Updated : 18 July 2013, 12:25 PM

Actor Farhan Akhtar is happy with the positive response that his recently released film 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' is garnering from all quarters.

Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' is a biopic on The Flying Sikh- Milkha Singh. The protagonist's role was essayed by Farhan on the big screen.

"We are happy that people love this film. The biggest compliment is the acceptance of audience and Milkha Singh and his family," Farhan told reporters here last night at the success party of the film.

He is also ecstatic being praised by his family for his performance. "My mother (Honey Irani) and wife (Adhuna) are feeling proud of me. It is nice to see this reaction as I was away from them and gave most of the time to this film," he said.

Mehra and Farhan yesterday met Maharashtra revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat and sought tax concession for the film.

"We got a positive response from the minister. They also felt there is a positive message in the film. We hope they will make our film tax free," Farhan said.

Even the director is happy with the response of the sports personalities towards the film.

"The real award is the love of the audience. Even the acceptance of sportsmen is a big compliment for us. They understand and relate to the film more, be it P T Usha, Carl Lewis, Kapil Dev, all are loving the film... it is a compliment for all of us," Mehra said.

First Published: Thursday, July 18, 2013 12:18 PM
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