Mumbai, April 3: Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar worked out every single day, lost weight and managed to maintain his physique to match that of India's famed athlete Milkha Singh for the film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
Farhan studied pictures and videos of the athlete to get the body language right.
According to a media report, he met Milkha's trainer Havaldar Gurdev Singh to take notes on how he trained the Flying Sikh.
Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra,Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is Farhan's first biopic.
While shooting in Firozpur in Punjab, a gym was kept open 24x7 so he could use it whenever time permitted.
Interestingly,the gym owner's mother,a big fan of Milkha, was astounded by Akhtar's resemblance to him.
Says Mehra, "Farhan has transformed himself. When you see him, you can only see Milkha Singh."