Farhan Akhtar will play the role of a boxer in his next film, Toofaan. In real life as well, Farhan is known to be the fittest actor for his choices and has maintained great discipline and regime with his fitness. He has never explored the non-fitness route, but with Toofaan, it will be the first time we see him working against this for one of his looks.
To portray the part of a competitive sportsperson, Farhan has undergone major body transformation and has trained in professional boxing to absorb it to the core. He first had to lose weight and build a physique to look the part. After this, he had to undo all of that for a portion in the film that required him to put on 15 kilos in 6 weeks. His body transition from fit to heavy was a massive challenge for his team and him to overcome.
Telling us about his journey to gaining some and shedding none for a character, Farhan says, “For me, fitness is a way of life and not just a routine. Irrespective of my craft, I choose to live a healthy and disciplined lifestyle. I’ve always refrained from indulging in things that could have adverse effects on my body. It was a challenge for me to adapt to a way of living that was completely contrary – with monitored exercise regime, less physical activity and high consumption of fats, carbs, starch. It was tough. Although I balanced consumption of fried food, the starch and fats made up for it and here you go, that’s how I gained an extra 15 kilos!”
Farhan has left no stone unturned when it comes to his commitment for character. He has worked exceptionally hard to ace the look of a professional boxer in this one.
Previously, he essayed the role of Milkha Singh, a track and field sprinter in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013).
The film has a great storyline and has being shot across Mumbai at real locations like the Dongri slums and the Gateway Of India. Toofaan also stars Mrunal Thakur and Paresh Rawal. The film is scheduled to release on the 18th of September 2020, presented by Excel Entertainment and directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.
Toofaan is an Excel Entertainment Production in association with ROMP Pictures.