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Farhan Akhtar reunites with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra after six years for Toofan

After Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Farhan Akhtar is all set to reunite with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra for a film on boxing.

After 2013, 6 years later, the hit combination of Farhan Akhtar and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra are all set to reunite on screen for a film based on boxing titled Toofan, an Excel Entertainment production in association with ROMP Pictures.

Farhan Akhtar took to social media to announce as he shares, “Thrilled to share that 6 years after Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, @rakeyshommehra and I are reuniting to create #Toofan .. a heartfelt story of a boxer.  ‪Hope for your best wishes as we embark on this new journey. Love.”

The film is not a biopic. It is a fictional story scripted by Anjum Rajabali. Farhan fell in love with it as soon as he heard it. Rakeysh has already started with the prep and Farhan will be training extensively in boxing.

After playing Olympian sprinter Milkha Singh, Farhan is all set to play the role of a boxer in another sports-drama film titled Toofan.

Excel Entertainment presents Toofan an Excel Entertainment production in association with ROMP Pictures.

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Mere Pyare Prime Minister is set to release on 14th December

Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s upcoming film, Mere Pyare Prime Minister is all set to release on 14th December 2018

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has always explored stories that are rooted to the country and this movie will focuses on the open defecation issue and sanitation problems in the country.

The film is shot at real locations which were finalized after the recce of 1 month of Mumbai and highlights the mother-son relation who’s will is to achieve the impossible.

It stars the national award-winning actress Anjali Patil who is playing the role of the mother.

Another very interesting thing about the film is the title. While the film is about four young friends, the title has Prime Minister in it. Now it is to be seen why it is named like that.

Coincidentally, Rakeysh’s 2006 film Rang De Basanti, which was a huge hit back then and became a cult film eventually was also a friendship film. It will be interesting to see him have a fresh take on the subject.

Three years ago, Mehra, with an NGO from Ahmedabad which inspired by Rang De Basanti wanted to do bring about change, visited the Gandhi Ashram in Gandhinagar and after seeing the Mahatma’s model toilets started an initiative to build toilets in municipal schools.

The music of the film is given by Shankar Ehsan Loy and lyrics by Gulzar.