Farhan to play a boxer in Rakeysh Omprakash's 'Toofan'

16th January 2019

Farhan Akhtar and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra are two names that gave Bollywood a scintillating sports drama 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' a biopic on Indian Athlete Milkha Singh. Its been six years to be precise and the director-actor duo is coming together once again with a sports flick titled 'Toofan'.

While sharing the news Farhan shared a picture of him along with the director and wrote, "Thrilled to share that 6 years after Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, @RakeyshOmMehra and I are reuniting to create #Toofan .. a heartfelt story of a boxer. Hope for your best wishes as we embark on this new journey. Love@ritesh_sid @excelmovies @ROMPPictures" 

A source close to the development revealed to a leading daily, "Unlike 'Bhaaag Milkha Bhaag', 'Toofan' would not be a biopic. It will be a fictional story scripted by Anjum Rajabali. Divulging further details about it, the source added that Farhan fell in love with it as soon as he heard it. He is keen to work with Rakeysh again and will begin training extensively in boxing. On the other hand, Rakeysh has already started the preparation."

India's own Rocky Balboa? Maybe yes.

On the work front, Farhan at present is busy with Shonali Bose's 'The Sky Is Pink' for which he has reunited with 'Dil Dhadakne Do' co-star Priyanka Chopra. The 'Dil Dhadakne Do' actor is in a relationship with Shibani Dandekar and yeah its official.     

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