Farhan Akhtar underwent a major physical transformation for his role as boxer Aziz Ali in his recently-released film Toofaan. The actor, on Monday, shared his journey of becoming the great Aziz Ali by gaining and shedding weight over the span of 18 months.
He posted a picture collage featuring three photos of himself – first from when he weighed 69 kg, second when he was 85 kg and third from the time when he reduced his weight to 76 kg. “The many shapes and sizes of Ajju aka Aziz aka Toofaan,” wrote Farhan Akhtar in the caption and added: “What a ride. 18 months of relentless work but worth every drop of sweat, every sore muscle and every pound gained and lost.”
Farhan’s transformation has left everyone spellbound. Actor Hrithik Roshan found it insane.
“Man…69 to 85, that’s insane,” Hrithik commented. Farhan’s girlfriend and actor Shibani Dandekar wrote: “Love all 3.” Siddhant Chaturvedi and Cyrus Sahukar also reacted to Farhan’s post.
Amazon Prime Video’s latest release Toofaan has been the talk of the town since its release. The film starring Farhan, Mrunal Thakur and Paresh Rawal in lead roles has created a storm among viewers across the globe. Directed by Rakesh Om Prakash Mehra, ‘Toofaan’ revolves around the journey of a local goon, Ajju Bhai (Farhan) becoming a professional boxer, Aziz Ali.
Talking about the preparations Farhan Akhtar had to do for the role, his coach Drew Neal said, “Farhan was training two hours every single day. The speed that he was learning at was probably four-folds of what a normal beginner boxer would actually take. So, instead of one year’s training, he was hitting more like four years’ training.” Farhan was initially trained by Drew and then was handed over to Darrell for the training camp, and post that the shoot began in August 2019.
With ‘Toofaan’, Farhan Akhtar once again joined forces with Rakesh Omprakash Mehra. Speaking about Farhan’s growth over the years as a performer, director Rakesh had told a News portal, “Over time, I have come to learn that either you are an actor or not an actor. I have always seen an actor in Farhan and I did offer him a role in ‘Rang De Basanti