Films on sports teach you about failure: Farhan Akhtar
Actor-producer Farhan Akhtar, who played the character of Indian sprinter Milkha Singh in Bhag Milkha Bhag, said that sports films inspire people across all age groups and backgrounds. In a recent interaction with media, the Mumbai-based actor said, “We always look up to sporting icons and legends over the time that we have had to bring their stories onscreen. There is a lot I think, for children especially, to learn about character and life and it also helps to re-invent you and to deal with failure.”
He further added, “As far as cinema on sports is concerned, I think nothing can be more dramatic. When you watch a sport, we have seen the events in a match, which couldn’t even be scripted. If you write it, then people might question it. So, there is a lot of drama in sports and that’s what makes it so enjoyable to watch.”
The upcoming Bollywood sport films include Amol Gupte’s biopic on Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal played by Shraddha Kapoor and film based on India’s 1983 World Cup win titled as 83 starring Ranveer Singh as former Indian captain Kapil Dev.
On the other hand, Farhan is gearing up for his next film The Sky is Pink, a biographical drama film directed by Shonali Bose and co-produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur and Ronnie Screwvala. It also stars Priyanka Chopra and Zaira Wasim in lead roles.