Actress Mrunal Thakur is overjoyed to work with the National Award-winning filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra in the upcoming boxing drama Toofaan, starring Farhan Akhtar. She says playing Ananya in the film has made her strong and confident. Having a conversation about working with Mehra, whose "Rang De Basanti" earned him a National Film Award as well as a BAFTA nomination for Best Foreign Language Film, and who also made "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" among other films, Mrunal is overwhelmed. Toofaan: Farhan Akhtar Shares His Journey of How He Prepped For His Role of a Boxer (Watch Video).

"I think this is one of the most Toofani moments I am having. It's my fourth film and I got a chance to work with Rakeysh sir," Mrunal told IANS. "I think all the other actresses are going to be jealous and I feel lucky," the actress quipped, adding the film was an "overwhelming process". Toofaan Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Feels People Across the World Will Identify With Farhan Akhtar’s Boxing Movie.

She added: "I have learned a lot. Ananya (her character) has made Mrunal so strong and confident, and as a human also I feel I am that catalyst when it comes to my family." "Toofaan" is the story of a boxer played by Farhan Akhtar, who pushes his limits and works hard to win. The film is slated to release on Amazon Prime Video on July 16.

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