After giving strong films like Sarbjit, Mary Kom, NH10 and Baaghi 2, actor Darshan Kumaar will put on his boxing gloves in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s upcoming film Toofan.

He will be seen playing the antagonist in the film which also features Farhan Akhtar and Paresh Rawal. The plot of the story revolves around boxing.

The actors have spent a considerable amount of time preparing for their roles. Darshan, who plays Maharashtrian boxer Dharmesh Patil in the drama, has been training in the sport for the last two months. The film’s team had set up a technically-sound boxing facility at a factory, off the Western Express Highway in Mumbai. That’s where Darshan and a couple of other actors would train with the coaches for seven-eight hours every day. Darshan, on his part, made it a point to watch Mike Tyson’s videos on his way to the training ring and back home, to understand a boxer’s mannerisms and his hand and foot movements inside the ring while defending and attacking, says Times of India report.

On August 28, Akhtar took to Instagram to post a picture of a clapperboard with a caption, “Day 1. #ToofanInTheMaking #nerves #excitement #cinemagic #lovemyjob”. This clearly stated that the shooting for the film Toofan has already started.


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Day 1. 🥊 #ToofanInTheMaking #nerves #excitement #cinemagic #lovemyjob

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Darshan will play Dharmesh Patil from Pune, reported IANS.