After immortalising Indian athlete Milkha Singh in 2013 hit 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', actor Farhan Akhtar formed a special offscreen bond with him. With Akhtar's 'Lucknow Central' all set to hit the screens worldwide, he requested producer Viacom18 Motion Pictures to hold the first screening of the film for Singh at his hometown Chandigarh.
He presented the film to Singh and sought his blessings. “I'm humbled that Milkha Ji took out sometime to watch my film, 'Lucknow Central'. Milkha Ji and I share a great bond since 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' and I was keen on showing the film to him and seek his blessings. The ever so humble man, had some wonderful things to say about the film and the entire cast. I'm thrilled with the feedback,” Akhtar said.
Singh heaped praises on the movie, saying, “I want to thank Farhan Akhtar and the team to have thought of me as one of the first few people to have watched the film. The film is an honest attempt to break away from the stereotypical films and deliver a good product. 'Lucknow Central' has brilliant performances from the entire cast and I would urge the audiences to go watch the film.”