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Saala Khadoos: Milkha Singh treats team to lunch, lauds Rajkumar Hirani for making a sports film

News Agencies | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:29 IST

Legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh, whose life's story inspired the movie Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, has extended a lunch invitation to the team of Saala Khadoos - which is based on a boxing coach and his protege.

Singh has invited the entire team of the film to his house in Chandigarh on 25 January.

The film, has been produced by Rajkumar Hirani who has been promoting Saala Khadoos extensively - including at his hometown Nagpur. Reacting to Singh's invitation, Hirani said:

"We are honoured to be invited by Milkha Singh and are looking forward to having lunch with him."

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A source close to the film's makers revealed that Milkha Singh had seen a few rushes of Saala Khadoos, and had said the film would help promote the sport of boxing in the country.

Saala Khadoos features R Madhavan as a strict coach who relentlessly pushes his protege - played by Ritika Singh - to overcome obstacles and achieve fame in the world of boxing.

Milkha Singh said he was happy that a filmmaker of Hirani's repute had produced a sports-oriented film. Saala Khadoos has been written and directed by Sudha Kongara.

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-- IANS

First published: 25 January 2016, 12:14 IST
 
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