5 unknown facts of the film ‘Budhia Singh – Born to run’
– The film earlier titled Duronto won the National Film Award for Best Children’s Film in 2016
– Director Soumendra Padhi auditioned more than 1200 kids from different states for the role of Budhia Singh
– Master Mayur who plays Budhia Singh also comes from a low income background like the latter.
-Actor Manoj Bajpayee who plays Budhia’s coach in the film had to train in Judo, learn about Orissa and do workshops with Mayur as part of his preparations for the role.
-The film was shot in the Salia Sahi slums in Orissa, parts of Delhi and CRPF locations at Puri, Bhubaneswar and Pune among other places.