Farhan Akhtar’s INTENSE Prep for Boxing Film Toofan Revealed

Farhan Akhtar’s INTENSE Prep for Boxing Film Toofan Revealed

Farhan Akthar is reportedly taking inspiration from Robert Di Niro’s performance in Raging Bull for the film directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Farhan Akhtar’s INTENSE Prep for Boxing Film Toofan Revealed
Farhan Akhtar

While  director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra  and his leading man  Farhan Akhtar refuse to disclose whom their boxing bonanza  Toofan is based on, sources inform that Farhan’s  role models are Mohammad Ali and  Robert de Niro in  Raging Bull.

While the boxer’s resilience willpower passion and spiritualism are modelled on Ali, the physical preparation to play the boxer to perfection has taken Farhan into months of rigorous preparation that entailed a strict dietary regimen and also complete focus on the project on hand.

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Says a  source close to the  project, “As long as it takes for Toofan to be completed, Farhan remains fully committed to the project. There are no professional distractions whatsoever.  Farhan has not taken up any other acting assignment after The Sky Is Pink which is now complete and awaiting release in October.”

According to the source Farhan won’t be taking on any directorial  or acting assignments  for  the  next one year. “In any case  Farhan has  not directed  any film since Don 2 in 2011. As  for acting, Farhan is currently living the  boxer’s life,” says  the  source.

 One recalls Farhan’s  full-scale commitment playing Milkha Singh in Rakeysh Ompraksh Mehra’s Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. One recalls  a physical  preparation as  intense as Farhan’s only once before, when Rajkummar Rao played  a man trapped away  from human contact for weeks in Vikramaditya Motwane’s Trapped

Says  Mehra, “Farhan and I share  a very special rapport. It’s to do with our commitment to tell a story about an individual whose  life has a universal resonance.”