Farhan Akhtar’s Toofaan has been discuss of the city since its launch however even earlier than it premiered on Amazon Prime Video, the one factor that stored the movie within the information 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 exhibits some thrilling and well-choreographed boxing sequences. But 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 many shapes and sizes of Ajju aka Aziz aka Toofaan. What a ride. 18 months of relentless work but worth every drop of sweat, every sore muscle and every pound gained and lost,” Farhan wrote together with the image submit.
He credited sports activities physiotherapist Anand Kumar, former kickboxing champion and coach Drew Neal and health coach Samir Jaura for the transformation. In truth, Farhan termed the three as “the stars behind the scenes.”
As quickly as Farhan shared the submit, 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.
During the trailer launch of Toofaan, Farhan spoke about how boxing wants extra emotional and psychological energy than the bodily energy. “When we were growing up, we would watch boxing on screen or boxing in some film and get excited or fantasise about doing it someday. But when you train for it (in real), you realise that no matter how much endurance you have and physically fit you are, you are not prepared to take it on, especially with an attitude that hojayega (it is achievable). It is an extremely demanding sport because there is mental, physical and emotional aspect to it. It is like playing chess. You are constantly engaged. The fitness aspect shows on the screen but it is much more than what you see. It is more about what you feel inside than outside,” Farhan mentioned.
In an interview with indianexpress.com, Darrell Foster, the celeb coach who helped Farhan on the boxing sequences within the movie, praised the actor. “I was impressed with his humility and his professionalism, his attitude that I’m going to be an open book and like a blank canvas,” he mentioned, including, “I’ve got to put Farhan up there with Will Smith.”
Right 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, “Wish my friends @FarOutAkhtar @RakeyshOmMehra the best for their labour of love. I had the privilege to see it a few days back. Extremely fine performances by @SirPareshRawal (wow!) @mohanagashe @mrunal0801 @hussainthelal.” The actor additionally added that he needs extra motion pictures like Toofaan to be made as he wrote, “My review: we shld all try & make more films like Toofaan.”
The Indian Express’ movie critic Shubhra Gupta additionally praised the Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra directorial. The movie is at present streaming on Amazon Prime Video.