Written by Anjum Rajabali and Vijay Maurya, and based on an idea by Farhan Akhtar, Toofaan dropped on Amazon Prime Video a week before the beginning of the Tokyo Olympics. “This is a film about sports and we have a very promising contingent of athletes who are going to Tokyo, including nine boxers. They all did really well at the Asian Championships (in Dubai) and won a lot of medals,” says Akhtar.
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In this conversation with The Hindu Weekend , the actor-director talks about his sports drama Toofaan coinciding with Tokyo Olympics and the brutal beauty of boxing.