Real, Not Reel, Hero for Rio

The Economic Times - - The Edit Page -

Ac­tor Sal­man Khan’s fa­ther has in­sulted sport­ing leg­end Milkha Singh by cred­it­ing his soar­ing pop­u­lar­ity to a biopic made on the renowned athlete. There is a dif­fer­ence be­tween real he­roes and those seen on reel. Bol­ly­wood made a film on Milkha Singh be­cause it could sell. Let’s all con­cede that a sports­man is the right choice of a good­will am­bas­sador for the Olympics, just as a film per­son­al­ity would be for an en­ter­tain­ment show. Khan is an bril­liant ac­tor but would be a mis­fit when it comes to mo­ti­vat­ing play­ers who com­pete for top hon­ours for the coun­try.

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