Farhan Akhtar had grabbed eyeballs and headlines with his body transformation and his performance for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. It told us the story of Milkha Singh, the Olympic champion runner. His performance was much talked about as he received awards and praises from critics and audiences alike. But who knew he was so convincing that a West Bengal textbook would mistake him for the real Milkha Singh. The textbook has a picture of Farhan from the movie Bhaag Milkha Bhaag instead of the national champion and the actual Milkha Singh.
When a Twitter user pointed out this glaring mistake in the textbook and declared that it was a regular thing in the state, Farhan was quick to tweet it out to the concerned authorities and requested them to take back and republish the books immediately.
While we understand the reach and influence that Hindi movies have, the fact that a national champion like Milka Singh ji was wrongly depicted in a textbook for impressionable school children is not something to be taken lightly.
We hope the West Bengal education ministry takes quick action on this.