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Farhan Akhtar on prepping for his role in Toofan


Farhan Akhtar
Farhan Akhtar

Right after the release of the Shonali Bose-directed film The Sky Is Pink (2019), which also starred Priyanka Chopra and Zaira Wasim in important roles, Farhan Akhtar started shooting for his next film, titled Toofan.

Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Toofan is a sports drama which features Farhan Akhtar in the role of a boxer. Always known for going an extra mile to get the desired look for his characters, Akhtar recently went through a massive body transformation by putting on 15 kg over a period of six weeks.

 

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Talking about how unusual the experience was for him, the actor tells a popular publication, “Irrespective of my craft, I choose to live a healthy and disciplined lifestyle. I have always refrained from indulging in things that could have adverse effects on my body, so it was a challenge for me to adapt to a way of living that was completely contrary, with a monitored exercise regime, less physical activity, and high consumption of fats, carbs, and starch. It was tough; I balanced consumption of fried food; the starch and fats made up for it. That is how I gained an extra 15 kilos!”

 

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Apart from Farhan Akhtar, Toofan also stars Mrunal Thakur and Paresh Rawal in pivotal parts. While Thakur plays Akhtar’s love interest in the film, Rawal will be seen in the role of his coach. The movie reunites him with director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra after a long gap of seven years. The two have previously worked together on Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013), a sports biopic which turned out to be one of the most successful films of the year it released in.

Toofan is scheduled to hit the marquee on 18th September, 2020.