While director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and his main man Farhan Akhtar refuse to reveal whom their boxing bonanza Toofan relies on, sources inform that Farhan’s function fashions are Mohammad Ali and Robert de Niro in Raging Bull.
While the boxer’s resilience willpower ardour and spiritualism are modelled on Ali, the bodily preparation to play the boxer to perfection has taken Farhan into months of rigorous preparation that entailed a strict dietary routine and likewise full concentrate on the undertaking available. Says a supply near the undertaking, “As lengthy because it takes for Toofan to be accomplished, Farhan stays absolutely dedicated to the undertaking. There are not any skilled distractions in any way. Farhan has not taken up another performing project after The Sky Is Pink which is now full and awaiting launch in October.”
According to the supply Farhan received’t be taking over any directorial or performing assignments for the subsequent one 12 months. “In any case Farhan has not directed any movie since Don 2 in 2011. As for performing, Farhan is presently dwelling the boxer’s life,” says the supply. One recollects Farhan’s full-scale dedication taking part in Milkha Singh in Rakeysh Ompraksh Mehra’s Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
One recollects a bodily preparation as intense as Farhan’s solely as soon as earlier than, when Rajkummar Rao performed a person trapped away from human contact for weeks in Vikramaditya Motwane’s Trapped. Says Mehra, “Farhan and I share a very special rapport. It’s to do with our commitment to tell a story about an individual whose life has a universal resonance.”