Digital Desk, Mumbai. Actress Mrunal Thakur and director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra have opened up about the boxing drama Toofan, which stars Farhan Akhtar in lead roles along with Mrunal and Paresh Rawal. The film will have its world television premiere and director Mehra talks about doing the film and the relevance of such sports-based films. Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra said that Toofan is a fictional work, it takes real life, real people and real struggles and a lot of inspiration, which I have seen and heard about. Also, boxing is a sport in which you have to stand till the end without losing.
He further added, “To make the viewing experience of the film authentic, we have shot the film completely in real locations in Mumbai. It was a unique shooting experience. Mrunal, who plays Dr Ananya Prabhu in the film, spoke about her role and revealed the driving force behind boxer Aziz Ali, played by Farhan Akhtar. “My love for working in Toofan was driven by my enthusiasm to work with a sought-after director like Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. In our first meeting, he tried to gauge my strength for the character of Ananya. His (Farhan) character is really positive, courageous and bold – someone who constantly inspires Aziz to move forward. Toofan will have its world television premiere on October 31 on Zee Cinema.