Amazon Prime Video’s next movie, Toofaan with Farhan Akhtar in the lead has created a storm since the release of the teaser where Farhan was seen in his boxer look. Legendary athlete Milkha Singh praises actor Farhan Akhtar after watching the teaser for this upcoming sports drama and said he is looking forward to the movie.
Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, the film stars Akhtar as a boxer. Toofaan marks the second collaboration of Akhtar and Mehra, who previously brought Singh’s life story to the big screen in the 2013 biopic Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
The iconic athlete has said he hopes the actor-director duo will continue to make more inspiring sports films. “I loved the look of Farhan in the Toofaan teasing. He made a wonderful physique for the role of a boxer. My best wishes go to Farhan and Rakeysh. I will surely watch Toofaan. I hope they will make a lot more sports films in the future, ”Singh told PTI in an interview.
The 91-year-old Padma Shri recipient and Olympian revealed that Bhaag Milkha Bhaag was the first movie he had watched since the 1960s and remembered people telling him Akhtar looked exactly like him in the movie.
“When Bhaag Mikha Bhaag was published no matter where I went – in Australia, England or Canada, people all over the world were saying Farhan is the same copy of Milkha Singh. I even went to see Farhan train while making the movie and saw him run 100 meters in 11 seconds! He was not a professional athlete, but he trained hard to become one, ”added Singh, who is also affectionately known as the“ Flying Sikh ”.
Toofaan is produced by Ritesh Sidhwani, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Farhan Akhtar. The highly anticipated film stars Farhan Akhtar, a Dongri jerk who embarks on a journey to become a national level boxer, alongside Mrunal Thakur, Paresh Rawal and Supriya Pathak Kapur and Hussain Dalal.
Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on May 21, 2021 in more than 240 countries and territories.
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