By Bollywood Hungama News Network, Mar 23, 2021 – 19:05 hrs IST
The teaser of Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming Farhan Akhtar starrer Toofan has created a stir since its release, in which Farhan is seen donning the look of a boxer. Veteran athlete Milkha Singh is all praises for actor Farhan Akhtar after watching the teaser of his upcoming sports drama and says he is looking forward to the film.
Farhan Akhtar turned boxer in Toofan
Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, the film stars Akhtar in the role of a boxer. Toofan marks the second collaboration for Akhtar and Mehra, who had earlier hit the big screen with the 2013 biopic Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, which chronicles Singh’s life story.
The iconic athlete said he hopes the actor-director duo will continue to make more inspirational sports-based films. “I loved Farhan’s look in the teaser of Toofan. He has built excellent physique for the role of a boxer. My best wishes are with Farhan and Rakesh. I will definitely see the storm. I hope they make many more sports films in the future.” Singh shared in an interview to PTI.
The 91-year-old Padma Shri recipient and Olympian revealed that Bhaag Milkha Bhaag was the first film he has seen since the 1960s and remembers people telling him after the film’s release that Akhtar looked exactly like him in the film.
“When Bhaag Milkha Bhaag released, wherever I went like Australia, England and Canada, people across the world called Farhan a Ditto copy of Milkha Singh. I went to see Farhan train during the making of the film and saw him run 100 meters in 11 seconds! He was not a professional athlete, but he worked hard to become that.” Milkha Singh aka Flying Sikh shared.
The film is produced by Ritesh Sidhwani, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Farhan Akhtar. Toofan is directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra starring Farhan Akhtar and also starring Mrityunjay Thakur and Paresh Rawal in lead roles.
Toofan will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on 21 May 2021.