As north India has been reeling under scorching heat, producer-director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has decided to halt the shooting of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag saying that most of the scenes have to be shot outdoors and this will happen once the weather is bearable.
“We have taken a summer break because it is all outdoors. Once the summer is over, we plan to go back to the north to shoot it,” he said and added, “We are planning to release it sometime next year.”
The film is a biopic on athlete Milkha Singh, fondly called Flying Sikh, and Farhan Akhtar is playing the title role. Sonam Kapoor too features in it. From thriller Aks to social drama Rang De Basanti, Mehra, who has worked on various genres, says shooting a biopic is much more challenging than making a pure fiction.
“When I decided to make a film, it threw more challenges for me, because I had not done a film on a true life. I knew everything which I was doing. Each scene has been a big responsibility as it belonged to a real life person. Here the challenge was how to do it in an interesting manner,” he said.