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Paresh Rawal joins Farhan Akhtar’s ‘Toofan’ as his boxing coach – deets inside

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It has been months since Farhan Akhtar can be seen gearing up for his role as a boxer in ‘Toofan’. The film is being directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. After the 2013 National Award winning film ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, Farhan Akhtar and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra will be bringing back the magic and reuniting for this fictional sports-drama. Now, we get to know that Paresh Rawal will also be joining the cast.

In a recent development, Paresh Rawal has come on-board to play the boxing coach to Farhan Akhtar’s character who comes from a lower-middle-class family. The formalities were locked in April and Paresh Rawal has been training along with Farhan Akhtar in Mumbai for over a month now.

Talking about the same, Mehra said, “Every director has a bucket list of actors and Paresh bhai was on the top of mine. I am absolutely thrilled to have him entering the ‘Toofan’ family. Both Paresh and Farhan are great actors and both their characters are author-backed and well sketched out. There is a huge offering in store for the audience.

Like with ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, Farhan Akhtar is in the process of undergoing a body metamorphosis and he’s been training extensively with former world kickboxing champion – Drew Neal. To keep the sports drama as authentic as possible, Farhan Akhtar will be seen fighting real boxers in the film.

‘Toofan’ is slated to go on floors by August-end and it is gearing up for a 2020 release.

Also Read: WATCH: Farhan Akhtar brings his boxing A-Game; trainer Drew Neal left speechless


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