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Bollywood and sports fraternity voice all praise for Budhia Singh - Born To Run
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Viacom18 Motion Pictures' biopic, Budhia Singh - Born To Run starring Manoj Bajpayee and child actor Mayur Patole released today to a thunderous applause from people from the Hindi film fraternity.

Director Soumendra Padhi, who makes his directorial feature film debut with the inspiring tale of India's wonder boy Budhia Singh, is excited about the encouraging response the movie has been receiving all over.

While the film releases today, B-town folks and celebrities from the sports field could not stop raving about the true story of the world's youngest marathon runner.

Here is what they had to say:

VIDYA BALAN

Even the burning 50 degree sun could not stop him from finishing his record run. I really hope to see him run for India, break new records and make us proud.

JOHN ABRAHAM

I believe that everyone deserves a chance. Budhia's raw talent should be honed to produce a winner who will bring India more pride and glory.

MILKHA SINGH

Budhia is a fine example of a boy who was born with talent and he should be allowed to bloom under expert supervision and right training. I would love to see him participate in the Olympics and put India on the global map in the field of marathon running.

SUNIL GAVASKAR

India's hope for an Olympic gold rests on the shoulders of athletes like Budhia. He's a natural runner gifted by God and should be allowed to follow his calling.

BAICHUNG BHUTIA

The worst nightmare for a sportsperson is when he isn't allowed to play. I strongly believe that every meritorious athlete should be encouraged and aided to pursue their dream.

SURESH RAINA

He had the whole country up on its feet and cheering for him at the age of five. Today, he is 14 and craving to make them cheer for him again. I would love to watch him cross the finishing line.

SUNIL CHHETRI

His dream was short lived but never forgotten. His perseverance and dedication should be rewarded and we hope he makes a comeback soon.


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