Farhan Akhtar on working with Hollywood action director Darrell Foster: He's a taskmaster & looks out for you

Farhan Akhtar opens up about working with Hollywood action director Darrell Foster and professional boxer Drew Neal and all the hard work he had to do for Toofan.
Farhan Akhtar on working with Hollywood action director Darrell Foster: He's a taskmaster & looks out for youFarhan Akhtar on working with Hollywood action director Darrell Foster: He's a taskmaster & looks out for you
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Farhan Akhtar is currently busy promoting his upcoming movie The Sky Is Pink which also stars Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Zaira Wasim and Rohit Saraf. The actor is also prepping up for his role as a boxer in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Toofan. It tells the story of a boxer, played by Farhan, who does hard work for winning a boxing match. Paresh Rawal will portray the role of a coach.The poster of the movie was revealed few days back and it looks too interesting.

Farhan started prepping as a boxer since March as he had to get everything right for his character. The actor has been toiling hard for the movie. He has been practicing boxing with Drew Neal, who is a professional boxer. To make everything look just perfect, the makers of Toofan have also employed Hollywood action choreographer Darrell Foster, who is credited for training a long list of heavyweights including Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, Eddie Murphy.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Speaking about Darrell, in an interview Farhan Akhtar said, "Darrell has been boxing since the age of 10. Now at 61, he is fitter than most teenagers I've seen." He further shared that with Drew, he learnt authentic boxing. But Darrell altered that to make sure he was ready for the camera. Farhan mentioned, '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 on set; constantly ensuring they're all doing okay'.

Farhan had worked hard for his role in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, but this one is a bit different than that. He said, "Running is not an alien concept. Everyone can run, some faster than the others, but you always have the 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 second part of the shoot of Toofan will start from November this year.

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