close

News WrapGet Handpicked Stories from our editors directly to your mailbox

  • 542/542 TARGET 272
  • BJP+

    354BJP+

  • CONG+

    90CONG+

  • OTH

    98OTH

Farhan Akhtar to play boxer in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's sports-drama Toofan

Farhan will not only act in the film but also back the project with Ritesh Sidhwani. 

Farhan Akhtar to play boxer in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's sports-drama Toofan
File photo

New Delhi: Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, who collaborated with filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra for blockbuster 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' almost six years ago, is all set to reunite with him for a project. As per reports, the duo are teaming up again for a sports drama, titled 'Toofan'. 

Farhan will not only act in the film but also back it with Ritesh Sidhwani. 

A source close to the development revealed to Bollywoodlife that unlike 'Bhaaag Milkha Bhaag', 'Toofan' would not be a biopic. It will be a fictional story scripted by Anjum Rajabali. 
Divulging further details about it, the source added that Farhan fell in love with it as soon as he heard it. He is keen to work with Rakeysh again and will begin training extensively in boxing. On the other hand, Rakeysh has already started the preparation. 

The film is expected to roll this year. 

Earlier today, Farhan took to Twitter to announce his collaboration with Rakeysh and 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." 

Check out his tweet here:

Farhan, at present, is busy with Shonali Bose's 'The Sky Is Pink' for which he is reuniting with 'Dil Dhadakne Do' co-star Priyanka Chopra. The film also features 'Dangal' girl  Zaira Wasim in key role. 

On the personal front, Farhan is rumoured to be in a relationship with Shibani Dandekar. As per the buzz, Farhan and Shibani are planning to get wed in the month of April. The two are believed to have exchanged rings already and are currently looking out for the 'perfect' wedding destination.