Mumbai: The teaser of Amazon Prime Video’s Farhan Akhtar starrer ‘Toofaan’ has created a stir since its release with Farhan appearing in the boxer’s look. After watching the teaser of actor Farhan Akhtar’s upcoming sports drama, veteran athlete Milkha Singh is praising him and said that he is looking forward to the film.
Directed by Rakesh Omprakash Mehra, the film stars Akhtar as a boxer. ‘Toofaan’ marks the second collaboration for Akhtar and Mehra, who have previously taken the big screen for Singh’s life story with the 2013 biopic “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”.
The iconic athlete said he hoped the actor-director duo would continue to make more inspiring sports-based films. “I loved Farhan’s look in the teaser of ‘Toofaan’. He has made a fantastic physique for the role of a boxer. My best wishes are with Farhan and Rakesh. I will definitely see ‘Toofaan’. I hope they are in the future Many more will make sports films. “, Singh shared in an interview.
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 he remembers that after the film’s release people told him that Akhtar looked exactly like him in the film Were.
“When ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ was released, wherever I went, such as Australia, England and Canada, people from all over the world called Farhan a ditto copy of Milkha Singh. I went to see Farhan while training for the making of the film. And saw him run the 100 meters in 11 seconds! He was not a professional athlete, but he worked hard to become so. ” Milkha Singh aka Flying Sikh shared.
The film is produced by Ritesh Sidhwani, Rakesh Omprakash Mehra and Farhan Akhtar. The storm is directed by Rakesh Omprakash Mehra starring Farhan Akhtar and also starring Mrityunjay Thakur and Paresh Rawal in lead roles.
‘Toofaan’ will premiere on 21 May 2021 on Amazon Prime Video.