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OFFBEAT | August 20, 2018:
After a glaring error in a West Bengal textbook, Actor Farhan Akhtar has tweeted about the error in the depiction of legendary athlete Milkha Singh, popularly known as the 'Flying Sikh'. Instead of Milkha Singh's photo, the publisher of the book has used Farhan's picture, who played the role of the sprinter in the 2013 superhit Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
Addressing to West Bengal's Minister of School Education, Farhan in his tweet urged that the books be recalled and replaced.
Farhan also tagged Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien in his tweet who replied, saying:
Since being posted earlier today, Farhan's tweet has collected over 1,700 'likes' and more than 400 retweets. It has collected quite a few reactions from people on Twitter.
"What were they thinking?" comments one Twitter user. "Maybe the publisher is just a huge fan of yours," says another.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag was based on the legendary sprinter's life starring Farhan Akhtar in a lead role, Divya Dutta, Meesha Shafi, Pavan Malhotra and Art Malik in supporting roles.
TNT-The Northeast Today with inputs from NDTV