Legendary sprinter Milkha Singh breathed his last on Friday, June 18 following COVID-19 complications. While Bollywood mourned the demise of the iconic player, Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar, who played the role of ‘Flying Sikh’ in the 2013 sports drama, relived the memories of the player and worked with him. In an interview with India Today, when asked about his first thought when the legendary Milkha Singh passed away, Farhan shared that he overcame many different emotions at the same time, and he feels That it is an ‘incredible loss’ to the people of India, to the sport, to their friends and family. The actor also shared that Milkha ji really lived a long life and added to his credit, he created a life for himself, one that was full of love, full of happiness and being surrounded by people who loved him. were and cared for them, that even he could deeply love and care for. During the interview Farhan says, ‘I am very honored to be a part of his journey’ and then adds my biggest part to him – I got this wonderful opportunity to spend time with him, listen to him and get to know him. He was. He shared, his competing days were behind him when he met her. Speaking about the biggest lesson for himself, Farhan proudly says that it was his ‘humility’– it’s really amazing to see someone who is as vast as the personality he has been given. He is a huge sports legend and is respected wherever he goes. It’s great to see how grounded he was, and how he was a man of the people.
- Farhan on his first meeting with Milkha Singh
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