An array of Bollywood and international stars turned out on Friday, July  5, 2013 for the UK VIP Gala Screening of  Bhaag Milkha Bhaag  at the plush Mayfair Hotel in Central London. In attendance were a host of celebrities, entrepreneurs and VIPs including Mr Deepak Kuntawala, the Founder of the international private equity company DVK, the official Global Partner for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

Walking the star-studded red carpet were the film stars Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor and Art Malik as well as its Bafta-nominated director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, its writer Prasoon Joshi and the inspiration for the film, the Indian legend Milkha Singh himself. An excited crowd gathered to get a glimpse of their idols as they walked the majestic red carpet. Sonam Kapoor cut a dashing figure in a stylish couture outfit.

Speaking at the UK VIP Gala Screening, Deepak Kuntawala said: ‘Right from a young child, I have always been fascinated by film, whether this be Hollywood or Bollywood. I have very fond memories of watching iconic films with my family on a Saturday afternoon, and being mesmerized by what unfolded on screen.

‘DVK is so proud to be the official Global Partner of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. This is a tremendous film, telling an absolutely epic story. Everyone from the star cast  to its visionary director  and writer has done a magnificent job. Milkha Singh is indeed India’s iconic sporting hero and a living legend.’

After the gala screening, the stars of the film, VIPs, dignitaries and public figures attended an exclusive after-party. The intimate gathering featured an exquisite Mehfil (courtly entertainment) night of beautiful Ghazals (musical poetry recitations) by acclaimed singer Tauseef, who has been instructed under famed Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh. The majestic event also featured a sumptuous banquet dinner and a rendition of ‘golden oldie’ Bollywood songs from iconic Indian Cinema moments.