Toofaan featuring bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar was all set to release on 21st May on Amazon Prime Video. However, the latest update said that the movie which also stars Mrunal Thakur has been postponed due to the increasing cases of the virus in the country. Toofaan is presented by Amazon Prime Video in association with Excel Entertainment and ROMP Pictures.
Farhan made the announcement on his social media. He shared a statement on behalf of the crew. He tweeted, “The situation in India is truly heart-breaking, and we at Excel Entertainment and ROMP Pictures send our thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by the pandemic. In light of the severity of the situation, our focus is completely on the pandemic and on supporting our employees, their families and in helping the wider community. Therefore, we have taken the decision to postpone the release of our film ‘Toofaan’ until the situation improves.”
The statement also said that the makers will issue an update regarding the new release date in due course of time.
In Solidarity 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/sLnXkXElc4
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) May 3, 2021
The actor urged everyone to stay at home and further wrote, “Please continue to observe Covid Appropriate Behaviour. Also, please register and get vaccinated when it’s your turn. On behalf of the entire team of Toofaan, we urge you to Stay Home, Stay Safe and Stay United. Jai Hind.”
Toofaan has been helmed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and is bankrolled by Ritesh Sidhwani, Mehra and Akhtar. The movie marks the second collaboration of Mehra and Akhtar for a sports based film. The actor director duo had last worked together in 2013 superhit film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag which was based on the life of Milkha Singh. Toofan also stars Paresh Rawal and Isha Talwar.
Initially, Toofan was slated to hit the big screen on September 18, 2020. But due to the pandemic, the makers opted for the OTT route. Now, its new release date is awaited.