Film maker Rakeysh OmPrakash Mehra has zeroed in on Sonam Kapoor to play Milkha Singh love interest in his film, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, a biopic on India’s ace sprinter. Farhan Akhtar will essay the role of the Flying Sikh and Sonam will be the female lead in the film. Said a source, “Rakeysh has a very easy working relationship with Sonam. He enjoyed working with her in Delhi 6. Also, he believes that Sonam has a lot of potential as an actress.
Rakeysh needed the female lead of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag to be somebody who can carry off a village damsel look perfectly. Sonam’s face and style suited the image.” Though Sonam has not yet signed on the dotted lines, she is very excited about working with Farhan Akhtar and Rakeysh OmPrakash Mehra, with whom she earlier worked in Delhi 6.Watch