After a long, long wait, Farhan Akhtar is back to what he does the best. The actor/producer has announced his collaboration with Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra for a film on a boxer named Toofan. The makers clarified that this is not a biopic but simply a fictional story on the life and struggles of a boxer. After six whopping years, Farhan and Rakeysh are reuniting for a film after Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. Shah Rukh Khan Choosing ‘Don 3’ Over ‘Saare Jahaan Se Achcha’ Makes a Hell Lot of Sense – Here’s Why.
Farhan tweeted, "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."
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) January 16, 2019
A source was quoted saying by Mumbai Mirror, "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 with 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."
It was earlier speculated that he will be making an announcement about his next directorial which is Don 3.However, this turns out to be an entirely different film which we are truly excited about.
Meanwhile, even Shahid Kapoor is gearing up for a boxer biopic on Ngangom Dingko Singh from Manipur. He is the first and only Asian gold medallist boxer from India in the Bantamweight category and battled cancer. We wonder which one will hit the floors first!