BHAAG MILKHA BHAAG makers wanted to re-create Shardara, biggest refugee partition camp of Delhi. Since Shardara has changed over the years and has a lot of dish antennas, telephone wires and so on, the production team decided to build the refugee town away from Delhi.
Rewari is a forgotten Railway colony (which is now locomotive steam museum) that was used. It's not in use as there are no dish antennas or cable wires or telephone wires and houses most of the steam engines available in India.
Rewari gave the team a complete landscape of before partition without any modern trimmings.
All the portions of Milkha Singh living in refugee camp and growing up have been shot in this place.
About Rewari Heritage Museum:
Rewari Heritage Steam Locomotive Museum is the only surviving steam loco shed in India and houses some of India's last surviving steam locomotives. Built in 1893, it was the only loco shed in North India for a long time.Indian Railways in December 2002 decided to revive it as a heritage museum. The refurbished heritage museum was opened in October 2010.