Farhan Akhtar’s Toofan to premiere on Amazon Prime Video

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

06th Mar, 2021. 04:25 pm
Farhan Akhtar

Farhan Akhtar is working on an upcoming sports drama film ‘Toofan’. The movie is expected to be released directly on the OTT platform Amazon Prime Video.

Farhan Akhtar appears as a national-level boxer in Toofan directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. Paresh Rawal and Mrunal Thakur are also appearing in the film.

A local source quoted, “Toofan was initially expected to release in September 2020. However, with the lockdown in effect, the film’s release was put on hold indefinitely. Though it comes as a surprise that the director Rakesh Omprakash Mehra and producers opted for a direct to OTT release rather than a conventional theatrical release, it is now certain that Toofan will premiere directly on Amazon Prime Video.”

The source added, “Currently theatres are just opening up, and it will be a while before they and their business returns to normal. Releasing a film in an uncertain atmosphere like this is detrimental to business. But on the other hand, opting for a direct to OTT release, a filmmaker is assured of a certain sum that will cover his initial expense. Given this situation, it is obvious why filmmakers still prefer to release their films on OTT platforms over theatres.”

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