Divya Dutta plays Farhan Akhtar's elder sister In BHAAG MILKHA BHAAG. Milkha Singh shared a special bond with his elder sister Isri Kaur. So the scenes between Divya and Farhan were intense and crucial for the film.
Divya, who holds this movie very close to her heart, says "I didn't use glycerin for many scenes in the movie. The audience will get to watch such an intense relationship between two siblings on the big screen after a very long time. While shooting, the affectionate look on Farhan's face would automatically stimulate an elder sister's protective instinct in me. Though I've always admired him, his performance in this film took me by surprise."
About the actress, Mehra says, ''As a director, I have observed that Divya's eyes speak a lot. And keeping the story in mind, they convincingly portray the pain of partition and at the same time, also convey hope. So, choosing Divya for Isri's character came naturally. I did not even have to think about it.''
Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag also stars Sonam Kapoor, Prakash Raj in pivotal roles. The film is scheduled to release on 12 July, 2013.