“We wanted to give a priceless token of appreciation to Milkhaji for letting us tell his story through our film. We looked for that something special for a very long time. Then we finally ended up sourcing a special Re.1 currency note that was printed in 1958,” Rajiv Tandon, CEO of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Pictures Pvt. Ltd, said in a statement. Bhaag milkha Bhaag,as is releasing in mid 2012
|Rakeysh Mehra gave Milkha Singh This Re 1 Note
In return Mehra went an extra mile to source a special Rs 1 currency note that was printed in 1958. The year was when the Flying Sikh got back medals from both Commonwealth and the Asian Games.
Money was not Milkha’s priority — he only wanted Mehra to make the film.
The legendary athlete wanted that “it should be made in such a way that it inspires more youngsters to let india earn medalsin athletics”, tandon said
A source close to Singh said: “The legend (Milkha Singh) was extremely moved. It (Re.one note) was like a souvenir for him.”