Farhan Akhtar packs a punch with world kickboxing champion for Rakesh Omprakash Mehra’s Toofan

Posted On Nov 16 2019 by

first_imgAfter showing strength in his previous sports biopic Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Farhan Akhtar is all set to star in another sports film called Toofan. The actor is collaborating with his Bhaag Milkha Bhaag director Rakesh Omprakash Mehra in the film.Farhan recently took to Instagram to share a video where he is seen training with former world kickboxing champion Drew Neal for the film.The actor captioned the video saying, “It’s not just about strength but speed as well #ToofanInTheMaking @drewnealpt @samir_jaura @rakeyshommehra @ritesh_sid.”According to an earlier report in Mumbai Mirror Toofan is not a biopic. A source close to the development told the daily, “It’s not a biopic. It is a fictional story scripted by Anjum Rajabali. Farhan fell in love with it as soon as he heard it. Rakeysh has already started the prep and Farhan will be training extensively in boxing. He is looking forward to working with Rakeysh again. The film should roll this year.”Director Rakesh and Farhan Akhtar are reuniting after six years for the film. In an earlier film, Rakesh opened up on the film. He said, “Anjum Rajabali has written this very endearing love story of a boxer, it not a real life figure but a fictitious character. What I liked the most about it (the story) was that it has a new voice. It’s set in the lower middle class. Boxing is not a rich man’s sport, anywhere in the world.”advertisementFarhan is also all set to star in The Sky Is Pink. The film also stars Priyanka Chopra and Zaira Wasim.Also See | Farhan Akhtar to reunite with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra after six years in ToofanFarhan Akhtar gets cosy with girlfriend Shibani Dandekar in swimming pool. See picALSO WATCH | Rock On 2’s Farhan-Shraddha in an EXCLUSIVE interviewlast_img read more