Farhan Akhtar shared this poster of the film on Instagram.Image courtesy: faroutakhtar)
- Farhan Akhtar can be seen sitting in a boxing ring in the poster
- The film will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on May 12
- Teaser of the movie will be out on March 12
Farhan Akhtar, who was last seen in the 2019 hit The Sky Is Pink, is soon going to treat movie buffs with his upcoming outing Toofan, the release date of which has been revealed. The forthcoming film will stream on Amazon Prime Video from May 21, 2021. Produced by Ritesh Sidhwani (Excel Entertainment), Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra (ROMP Pictures), and Farhan, the highly anticipated sports-drama is helmed by Rakeysh. "After working with Farhan in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, I was certain he would be the perfect protagonist for Toofan. The best thing about him is that he does not act the part, but lives it completely," said Rakeysh as reported by news agency ANI.
"Toofan is a story that will motivate and inspire all of us to get out of comfort zones and fight towards achieving our dreams. We cannot wait to present our film to viewers across the globe," he added.
Farhan Akhtar shared a new poster of the film on Instagram. He also announced that the film will release on Amazon Prime Video and its teaser will be out on March 12.
Check out his post here:
"At Excel Entertainment, we always try to tell stories that touch the heart and soul of the audience. We consistently strive to develop new concepts which can entertain and enlighten the viewers. With Toofan, we are presenting an inspirational sports drama that presents the story of a goon from the streets of Dongri set against the backdrop of boxing, his fall and triumphant comeback against all odds in life," Ritesh said as per ANI.
"Excel Entertainment in association with ROMP Pictures is very thrilled to announce this special film. Our long-standing partnership with Amazon Prime Video has been brilliant and Toofan is yet another exciting chapter and association for us at a global level," The producer added.
The movie was originally scheduled to release in October 2020 but was delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In the film, Farhan will be seen as a national-level boxing player. The film has been shot across Mumbai at real locations like the Dongri slums and the Gateway Of India. The upcoming movie will mark the second collaboration between Rakeysh and Farhan after the superhit Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, a biopic on the life of star athlete Milkha Singh.
Apart from acting in and producing Toofan, Farhan is also bankrolling the movie Sharmaji Namkeen. The film was stalled due to the unfortunate passing of actor Rishi Kapoor. Reportedly Paresh Rawal would replace the late actor in the film. Farhan's last on-screen outing was The Sky is Pink, where he worked with Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Zaira Wasim, and Rohit Saraf.
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