Promoting his upcoming movie “Budhia Singh – Born To Run”, actor Manoj Bajpayee on August 1 distributed 1,000 pairs of shoes to school children in Delhi along with Sports Minister Vijay Goel.
According to Bajpayee, the distribution was a small attempt to help children who are not able to afford shoes.
In his movie, Manoj would be seen portraying real life character of Biranchi Das, the man who had coached a small boy named Budhia to run for marathons.
“Budhia Singh – Born To Run” is a biopic based on the life of a boy named Budhia Singh, who back in 2006 ran a distance of record-breaking 65 km between Puri and Bhubaneswar. He was four-years-old at that time.
Budhia, was coached by a man called Biranchi Das, who was actually a judo trainer.
The onscreen character of Budhia Singh is played child artiste Mayur Patole.
Scene from Movie “Budhia Singh – Born To Run”. Rediff
Patole, was selected from a group of 12000 children who had auditioned for the role.
The movie “Budhia Singh – Born To Run” is set to hit the screens on August 5.