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Zee Cinema to telecast ‘Toofan’ on 31 October

The film is based on a story idea by Farhan Akhtar and Anjum Rajabali’s screenplay.

Mumbai: Zee Cinema is set to telecast the world television premiere of "Toofaan" on 31 October at 12 p.m.

Based on the story idea by Farhan Akhtar and Anjum Rajabali’s screenplay, "Toofaan" is a story that revolves around an orphaned extortionist based out of Dongri. Things take a different turn when he meets Ananya who pushes him to follow his real passion - boxing, to which he dedicates his life.

"While working on Toofaan I realised how there are no shortcuts when you want to portray a character like Aziz and I feel that’s the beauty of it,” said Farhan Akhtar. And through this experience I also have come to believe that there are no shortcuts in life. Don’t forget to watch the World Television of Toofaan on Zee Cinema."

Directed by Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra, the film is led by Farhan Akhtar, along with star-studded performances by Paresh Rawal, Mrunal Thakur, Darshan Kumaar, and Supriya Pathak.

“My inclination to work on Toofaan was piqued by my drive to work with a sought-after director like Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra,” said Mrunal Thakur. “On our first meeting, he was in the process of gauging my strengths for Ananya’s character, of which I wasn’t aware at the time. Her character is really positive, daring and bold - someone who constantly pushes Aziz to keep going. I’ve grown immensely through her and I am honoured to have been given the chance to put myself in her shoes.”

“While Toofaan is a work of fiction, it derives a great deal of inspiration from real life, real people and real struggles and conflicts that I have witnessed and heard about,” said Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra. “To make the viewing experience of the film authentic we have shot the film completely with real locations across Mumbai. You’ll see the actors in a real cramped up setting with no air-conditioning or make-up areas. It was a unique shooting experience.”

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