Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar has announced the release of his latest film, ‘Toofaan’, directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. The film is all set to release on July 16.
‘Toofaan’ was to release on May 21. But, it was pushed due to the second Coronavirus outbreak. However, it is now going to release on Amazon Prime Video on July 16. The film stars Farhan Akhtar in the lead role playing a national-level boxing player. It also casts Paresh Rawal, Mrunal Thakur, Supriya Pathak Kapur, and Hussain Dalal. Farhan wrote on Twitter, “With humility, love and in dedication to the fighting spirit of the beautiful people of our nation, our film ‘Toofaan’ will be releasing on July 16th. #ToofaanOnPrime”.
As stated by the team, the film “presents the story of a goon from the streets of Dongri set against the backdrop of boxing, his fall and triumphant comeback against all odds in life”. Farhan had also posted a statement in May saying, “The situation in India is truly heartbreaking, and we at Excel Entertainment and ROMP Pictures send our thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by the pandemic. Therefore, we have taken the decision to postpone the release of our film ‘Toofaan’ until the situation improves. We will issue an update regarding the new release date in due course of time”. Farhan Akhtar’s last film was ‘The Sky is Pink’ with Priyanka Chopra and Rohit Saraf.