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    Farhan to play a teenager

    While the telly-world has actors playing double their age, Bollywood has some exciting scripts that have the actors essaying characters half their age! After a 44 year old Aamir Khan convincingly played a college going youngster in 3 Idiots, we now have the 38-year-old Farhan Akhtar working hard to get into the skin of a 22 year old Milkha Singh. What’s more, the actor will also have to essay the 17 year old Milkha in a bid to recreate an earlier phase in the sprinter's life in the army.

    Mehra confirmed the news and said, "We're not looking anywhere except getting the on-screen Milkha as correctly as possible. It's not just about looking like 'The Flying Sikh' or running like him. Farhan got that right once when he trained for the athletic phase in Milkha's life. I'm sure he will get it right again when we shoot another phase in the runner's life."

    Meanwhile, a source close to the film revealed, "Farhan worked really hard to look at least ten years younger than his actual age to look like the 22-year-old Milkha. He will now have to work towards knocking off an additional ten years to be able to look like the 17-year-old army recruit." It is learnt that Farhan will undertake at least a fortnight of on-the-spot training in an army cantonment to get a hang of the earlier phase in Milkha's life.

    While we have seen the look of a 22 year old Farhan Milkha Akhtar, we can’t wait to see how the 17 year old will look like!

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