It’s after 6 years that director-actor duo Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Farhan Akhtar are coming together in a brand new project. The duo took to social media to announce ‘Toofan’, a film that claims to be ‘the heartfelt story of a boxer’. With Farhan Akhtar is the male lead in the film, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is handling the directorial reins of ‘Toofan’.
Toofan literally stirred up a social media ‘Toofan’ with this announcement. The duo had earlier worked together on the superhit Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, the biopic of veteran athlete Milkha Singh. While Bhaag Milkha Bhaag was based almost entirely on the athlete’s real life, Toofan is more of a fictional narrative.
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Happy birthday to someone whose undying spirit inspired me to make a film on him. He adopted me for two years and I got to know him better as a person. Milkha Ji you continue to inspire thousands of people including me even today. I wish only the best for you! #MilkhaSingh @jeevmilkhasingh @faroutakhtar #prasoonjoshi @sonamkapoor @divyadutta25 #JaptejSingh #pavanmalhotra #yograjsingh #artmalik @shankarehsaanloy @shankar.mahadevan @ehsaan #meeshashafi
Farhan Akhtar and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s deadly combination will surely cast a spell on us with Toofan. Needless to say, Farhan Akhtar has already started training in boxing for the role, and Zaira Wasim has also reportedly been approached for the film. We’re getting the feeling that something awesome is in the making!