Milkha Singh sold the story for just one rupee to the filmmaker. The profits from the film will be used to help the needy athletes.
'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' will hit the screens on July 12, 2013.
The movie revolves around Milkha's inspiring journey as an athlete.
Farhan Akhtar and Sonam Kapoor play the lead roles in film.
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, the director of 'Rang De Basanti' and 'Delhi-6' is back with another heart touching story.
Farhan Akhtar plays the lead role in 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', based on the life of Indian athlete Milkha Singh.
Do you think the 'Rock On' star Farhan Akhtar can do justice to the film?
Better known as 'The Flying Sikh, athlete Milkha Singh represented India in 1960 Summer Olympics, Rome and 1964 Summer Olympics, Tokyo.
Milkha lost his family members during the India-Pakistan partition.