Farhan Akhtar has revealed that his next film, Toofaan, will be arriving on Amazon Prime Video on July 16. The film, which was slated for a theatrical release, was pushed to a direct-to-OTT release due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The movie was supposed to stream on the popular OTT platform in May but was pushed keeping the devastating situation in mind.
Farhan announced the new release date of the movie on Twitter. “With humility, love and in dedication to the fighting spirit of the beautiful people of our nation, our film Toofaan will be released on July 16th. #ToofaanOnPrime,” he wrote on the microblogging platform.
The sports drama is directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and will see Farhan Akhtar return to the sports film genre after his super successful Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. Besides Akhtar, the film also stars Mrunal Thakur and Paresh Rawal in pivotal roles.
The actor had earlier taken to social media to break the news of the delay of the film. “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. We will issue an update regarding the new release date in due course of time. 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,” his statement read.