'Toofaan' trailer: Farhan Akhtar turns boxer in this gritty sports drama

WION Web Team
New DelhiUpdated: Jun 30, 2021, 08:19 PM IST

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Farhan Akhtar and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra have earlier given us the incredible biopic on Milkha Singh, 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag'. Now they are back together for 'Toofan', the story of a thug-turned-boxer.

Farhan Akhtar and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra have earlier given us the incredible biopic on Milkha Singh 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag'. The actor-director duo are back together with another sports drama - 'Toofan'. The trailer of the film was unveiled on Wednesday on social media. 

The trailer showcases the journey of a local goon, Ajju Bhai (Farhan) becoming a professional boxer, Aziz Ali. Actor Mrunal Thakur can be seen essaying the role of Farhan`s love interest who motivates him to pursue his profession seriously. Actor Paresh Rawal is playing Farhan`s coach in the film.

Speaking about how he prepared for his role, Farhan said, "`Toofaan` is a true labour of love. No matter how physically strong one is, stepping into the shoes of a boxer is a whole new ball game. It took 8 to 9 months of rigorous training for me to get into the skin character and it made me realize how physically, mentally and emotionally demanding the sport actually is." The actor spoke to the press at a virtual trailer launch event. 

Paresh Rawal has also shared his experience of working on the project. "Any new project is exciting when it`s challenging. Playing a boxing coach was a new challenge, and that fuels me as an actor. `Toofaan` at its core is about all the challenges one goes through and how one should never give up," he said.

"It is a wholesome entertainer that is thrilling, thought provoking and motivating. Rakeysh has created a masterpiece and Farhan brings his A-game here. I am looking forward to the audiences reaction to this movie and I hope they enjoy watching it just the way we enjoyed making it," he added.

Mrunal is over the moon to be a part of the film. "It`s purely a dream come true moment to work with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Paresh Rawal and Farhan Akhtar. I remember sending Rakeysh a Facebook message seven years back expressing my willingness to work with him and today its happening," she said.

`Toofaan` is produced by Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akthar and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. The sports drama will release on Amazon Prime Video on July 16.