MUMBAI MIRROR (January 17, 2017)

Farhan Akhtar kick-started the first schedule of Nikkhil Advani’s upcoming production, Lucknow Central, being directed by his assistant Ranjit Tiwari, on January 10, a day after he rang in his 43rd birthday.

The actor turned nostalgic as he was shooting at the same place where they had taken the last shot of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s biopic Bhaag Milkha Bhaag in which Farhan played the Flying Sikh to perfection.

“They shot at the David Sassoon School in Matunga and it brought back a flood of memories for Farhan,” informs a source close to the actor, adding that they have since moved to Film City studio where a jail set has been created.

Mirror (June 6) was the first to report that the film is set in a jail with music at its core and Farhan plays a prisoner who starts his own band with a few other inmates. Kriti Sanon was initially supposed to play the leading lady but the role has now gone to Diana Penty.