The film, directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, was set to be released digitally on 21 May.
Farhan Akhtar-led Toofaan postponed amid second wave of pandemic
Mumbai - 03 May 2021 19:19 IST
In view of the rising COVID-19 cases across the country, and the dire nature of the pandemic's second nature, the makers of the Farhan Akhtar-starrer Toofaan have decided to postpone the release of the film. Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, the film was scheduled to be released on Amazon Prime on 21 May.
In a social media post, Akhtar wrote, "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 helping the wider community. Therefore, we have taken the decision to postpone the release of our film Toofaan until the situation improves."
The actor added, "We will issue an update regarding the new release date in due course of time. Please continue to observe COVID-appropriate behaviour. Also, please register and get vaccinated when it's your turn. On behalf of the entire team of Toofaan, we urge you to stay home, stay safe and stay united. Jai Hind."
The film is based on the life of a national-level boxing champion and marks Mehra's second collaboration with Akhtar since Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013).
Akhtar is among the many figures from the film industry that have used social media to amplify calls for help and spread information about the COVID-19 pandemic.