Carl Lewis called Milkha after watching Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

When someone who's won nine Olympic gold medals calls up after watching your biopic, it's reason enough to be elated.

And Milkha Singh is certainly feeling that way after legendary American sprinter Carl Lewis gave him a phone call after watching Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

"Yes that's true. Lewis called me today. He saw the movie with an Indian fan and was impressed with it. He said he was moved by that fact that I went on to represent my country in such difficult circumstances. He wanted to send me a gift and asked for my postal address," Milkha was quoted as saying in a Hindustan Times report.

 Carl Lewis called Milkha after watching Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

The two athletes have never met or spoken before and Milkha was surprised how Lewis found out his Chandigarh number. AFP

The two athletes have never met or spoken before and Milkha was surprised how Lewis found out his Chandigarh number.

Farhan Akhtar, who plays Milkha in the film, was equally impressed tweeting, 'Wow!! Milkha-ji got a call from Carl Lewis today after watching @BMBThefilm.'

Apart from triumphing in the Olympics, Lewis has also won eight gold medals at the World Championships.

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag released on 12 July and distributors say that it hit the Rs 30 crore after cashing in at the weekend:

"'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' is going great in multiplexes, but not that great on single screens. On Friday and Saturday, the film has collected approximately Rs 18 crore. Most probably the film should collect around Rs 30 crore by the weekend," Rajesh Thadani of Multimedia Combines said in this report.

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Updated Date: Jul 17, 2013 12:26:13 IST

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