‘Paresh Rawal is a masterclass in acting’


Padma Shri and National Award laureate, Paresh Rawal, is all set to wow us with another impactful performance in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s ‘Toofaan’ presented by Amazon in association with Excel Entertainment and ROMP Pictures.

The powerhouse actor essays the role of Farhan Akhtar aka Toofaan’s boxing coach in the sports drama and was the first and last choice for the author-backed role that establishes both the emotional conflict and bonding in the film’s narrative.

While Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is one of the most sought after filmmakers in the country today, he was extremely keen on working with Paresh Rawal, who has always been on his bucket list.

With ‘Toofaan’, the two industry heavyweights, who share mutual admiration and respect for each other, hope to entertain audiences with a universally inspiring story.

All praise for the actor, says Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, “Paresh sir was a masterclass in acting on set. Whenever he would perform in front of the camera, I would forget I’m the director and become a student of cinema just watching him and his approach. Once the story was ready many names came up. The perception was having someone more athletic to essay the role of a boxing coach. But I felt very strongly that Paresh Rawal was my first and last choice provided the dates and logistics fell in place. I was absolutely thrilled to have him on board; he is one of the pillars of the film.”

‘Toofaan’, the inspirational sports drama produced by Ritesh Sidhwani, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra & Farhan Akhtar will premiere on Amazon Prime Video – 21st May 2021.