Farhan Akhtar’s Toofaan has been speak of the city since its launch however even earlier than it premiered on Amazon Prime Video, the one factor that saved the movie within the news was Farhan’s transformation as a boxer. Farhan performs Ajju aka Aziz, who turns into well-known as Toofaan within the boxing ring. The movie traces journey of Farhan’s character and reveals some thrilling and well-choreographed boxing sequences. However the physique transformation was not a cake stroll for Farhan. On Monday, the actor shared an image revealing how he remodeled to play Ajju, Aziz and Toofan.
“The various sizes and styles of Ajju aka Aziz aka Toofaan. What a journey. 18 months of relentless work however price each drop of sweat, each sore muscle and each pound gained and misplaced,” Farhan wrote together with the image put up.
He credited sports activities physiotherapist Anand Kumar, former kickboxing champion and coach Drew Neal and health coach Samir Jaura for the transformation. Actually, Farhan termed the three as “the celebrities behind the scenes.”
As quickly as Farhan shared the put up, Hrithik Roshan praised Farhan within the remark part. “Man! 69 to 85? That’s insane,” wrote the actor. Siddhant Chaturvedi, Anusha Dandekar, Karan Tacker and others additionally posted feedback in reward of Farhan.
In the course of the trailer launch of Toofaan, Farhan spoke about how boxing wants extra emotional and psychological power than the bodily power. “Once we had been rising up, we might watch boxing on display screen or boxing in some movie and get excited or fantasise about doing it sometime. However once you practice for it (in actual), you realise that regardless of how a lot endurance you might have and bodily match you might be, you aren’t ready to take it on, particularly with an angle that hojayega (it’s achievable). It’s an especially demanding sport as a result of there’s psychological, bodily and emotional facet to it. It’s like taking part in chess. You might be continuously engaged. The health facet reveals on the display screen however it’s rather more than what you see. It’s extra about what you’re feeling inside than outdoors,” Farhan mentioned.
In an interview with indianexpress.com, Darrell Foster, the superstar coach who helped Farhan on the boxing sequences within the movie, praised the actor. “I used to be impressed along with his humility and his professionalism, his angle that I’m going to be an open guide and like a clean canvas,” he mentioned, including, “I’ve bought to place Farhan up there with Will Smith.”
Proper after the movie’s launch, Shah Rukh Khan was one of many firsts to share his response on Toofaan.
Taking to Twitter, Shah Rukh wrote, “Want my pals @FarOutAkhtar @RakeyshOmMehra the perfect for his or her labour of affection. I had the privilege to see it just a few days again. Extraordinarily advantageous performances by @SirPareshRawal (wow!) @mohanagashe @mrunal0801 @hussainthelal.” The actor additionally added that he needs extra films like Toofaan to be made as he wrote, “My overview: we shld all strive & make extra movies like Toofaan.”
The Indian The Press Reporter’ movie critic Shubhra Gupta additionally praised the Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra directorial. The movie is at the moment streaming on Amazon Prime Video.