The release date of Farhan Akhtar’s upcoming film Toofaan has been postponed, in light of the current situation with the COVID-19 crisis in the country. The sports-drama, which was earlier slated to release globally on Amazon Prime Video on May 21, has now been pushed ahead amid the pandemic. Farhan Akhtar took to his social media accounts to share a statement regarding the same. He wrote about the focus being on supporting their employees, and helping the wider community.
The statement shared by Farhan Akhtar on social media read, “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 further mentioned that an update about the new release date of Toofaan will be issued in due course of time. Meanwhile, the actor, on behalf of the team, asked people to follow COVID-19 protocols, register to get vaccinated and stay safe.
The teaser of Toofaan had released in March, and it received immense love and appreciation from all quarters. Farhan Akhtar has been working hard for his role in Toofaan, and he often shares videos giving fans glimpses of his training for the film.
Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Toofaan also stars Mrunal Thakur, Paresh Rawal, Supriya Pathak Kapur and Hussain Dalal in pivotal roles. ALSO READ: Farhan Akhtar Has The Most Savage Response For A Twitter User Who Trolled Him For Questioning The Price Of COVID-19 Vaccine; Says 'Address De Tera'
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