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Farhan Akhtar Earns Praise From Boxing Champ, Vijender Singh

Toofan movie poster and Vijender Singh
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Farhan Akhtar’s outstanding teaser for Toofaan had just dropped a few days ago. It tells the story of a man from Dongri going to become a national-level boxing champion. The teaser was hailed by the masses and Akhtar’s peers. Now, even India’s boxing champion, Vijender Singh has heaped praise on Akhtar. “The teaser looks awesome! Thanks for putting boxing on the map. All the best @FarOutAkhtar @ROMPPictures @FarOutAkhtar @ritesh_sid @excelmovies @RakeyshOmMehra,” the boxing champ shared on social media.

“Thank you @boxervijender. Map par toh aapne aur aap jaise desh ko represent karnewale har ek boxer ne daala hai. Aap hain toh Toofaan hai,” Akhtar said in response. Akhtar and Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra are reuniting for the film for the first time post the tremendous success or Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

Toofaan is produced by Ritesh Sidhwani, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Farhan Akhtar and directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. Besides Akhtar, Mrunal Thakur and Paresh Rawal also feature in the film. The film will stream worldwide on Amazon Prime Video on 21st of May 2021.