Farhan Akhtar has been the talk of the town ever since his movie ‘Toofan’ was announced where he will be playing the role of a boxer. Sports as a genre isn’t alien to him, as he has played Milkha Singh in his biopic ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ back in 2013. However, during a recent interaction, the actor opened up about the basic difference between the two films.
In a recent interview, Farhan Akhtar opened up about his fitness regime and his time working with Darrell Foster for ‘Toofan’. Farhan shared how it was different shooting for ‘Toofan’ compared to ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’. He said, “Running is not an alien concept. Everyone can run, some faster than the others, but you always have a general knowledge. Boxing is something I had to learn from scratch because I had never done it before. I am loving every bit of it.”
The actor was all praises for his trainer, “Darrell has been boxing since the age of 10. Now at 61, he is fitter than most teenagers I’ve seen.” He further added “While shooting, if I’d cover my face completely in a boxing stance, the audience will not be able to see me. At the same time, I can’t lower my arms such that I look like I’m waiting to get hit. That’s the kind of gap that Darrell bridged. He also designed most of the choreography. He’s a taskmaster, but he also looks out for you, as well as the rest of the boxers onset; constantly ensuring they’re all doing okay.”
Earlier, the makers of ‘Toofan’ released an exclusive still from the movie of Farhan all decked up and dressed in blue boxing gear. The picture created a massive storm across all media.
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After acing the role of an athlete in ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, Farhan Akhtar is all set to step into the boxing ring for Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra directorial ‘Toofan’. The film will be hitting the screens on October 2. The film will clash at the box-office with films like John Abraham’s ‘Satyameva Jayate 2’, Tiger Shroff’s ‘Rambo’ and Vicky Kaushal’s ‘Sardar Udham Singh’.