News|April 11, 2011 10:03 pm

Prateik Replaces Akshay & Abhishek from Mehra’s Bhaag…!

Two films old actor, Prateik Babbar has beaten Akshay Kumar and Abhishek Bachchan and took the lead role in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra firstly wanted Akshay Kumar for the lead role, and later he tried to rope Abhishek Bachchan for the role, but now Prateik has been approached for the role. A source says,

“Mehra wants bulk dates to finish the shoot for this film. He needs around nine months for workshops, rehearsals, and the shoot.

He had the same problem with Prateik who’s very busy with five films at the moment. However, since the script is good, Prateik is trying to take time out for the film.”

“Rakeysh is very keen on Prateik. The director has seen his work in Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na and Dhobi Ghat and has realised his potential as an actor. Prateik is, however, keeping his lips sealed about the project.”

When we contacted Prateik, his spokesperson said,

“We are not in a position to talk about this. Please get in touch with Rakyesh’s Omprakash Mehra Productions office.”

Bhaag Milkha Bhag will be the first biographical film to be made on a sports icon in India. Milkha Singh’s story is a stunning tale of the triumph of human spirit. He ran away from Pakistan during the partition, after witnessing all the bloodshed and losing his own parents, who were killed in front of him.