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Sonam Kapoor chose to accept Rs 11, for her brief portrayal in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra in his recently released autobiography - The Stranger in the Mirror - mentioned that Sonam charged only a token amount to appear in his film ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’...

2021-08-11T08:07:00Z
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Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor is one of the most accomplished star kids in the industry and her career is a testimony to her hard work. The actress is often praised by her co-stars and other colleagues who have previously worked with her.

Now, the director and her colleague Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra penned a few lines praising the 36-year-old actress in his recently released autobiography - The Stranger in the Mirror, co-written by Reeta Ramamurthy Gupta - and mentioned that Sonam charged only a token amount to appear in his film ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’.


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For the unversed, ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ essays, the life of sprinter Milkha Singh, starred Farhan Akhtar in the lead role.

According to a Pinkvilla report, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra in his autobiography wrote that he shared an ‘amazing journey’ with Sonam Kapoor even when they worked together in Delhi-6, starring Abhishek Bachchan as the male lead.

"Sonam Kapoor benevolently accepted to play a guest appearance for a princely sum of Rs 11 only for her brief portrayal of Biro," wrote Mehra.

Sonam Kapoor at the promotions of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Courtesy : NDTV

The filmmaker added, "She chose to accept Rs 11. She had a special appearance in the film. Both of us shared an amazing journey with Delhi-6 before that. She told me that she is needed for just 7 days for the shoot and she praised us for trying to say something so beautiful, about the partition of this country and the spirit of Milkha Singh. So she wanted to contribute to the film as well. It was very nice of her."

He summarized his time with Sonam and also wrote about the impact of Delhi-6's commercial failure caused in his life. "I was going deeper and deeper into a dark hole. Unable to take it anymore, I drowned myself in alcohol," he wrote, and added, "I wanted to drink myself to death — to sleep and never get up..."

Furthermore, in his book he also has some fun anecdotes. 

In one of the anecdotes, the director shared about Daniel Craig’s audition for a supporting role in Rang De Basanti, at around the same time that he was in contention for the role of James Bond. However, the actor chose Bond, 'and the rest, as they say, is history', Rakeysh wrote.


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