As per recent reports, Amid rising COVID-19 cases in the country, Farhan Akhtar's upcoming sports-drama thriller 'Toofaan' that was supposed to release on 21st May 2021 has now been postponed.
Toofaan release date has been postponed due to COVID-19 resurge in-country as mentioned in the official statement released by Producers Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Ritesh Sidwani. The new Toofan release date has not been revealed so far, however, it is expected the new Toofaan release date will fall under the 4th quarter of 2021.
Citing this latest development, Bollywood trade analyst has also shared the news regarding the Toofaan release date on his official Twitter handle as he wrote, "#TOOFAAN POSTPONED... OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM PRODUCERS... #Toofaan - which was supposed to stream from 21 May 2021 on #Amazon - has been postponed. #FarhanAkhtar #RakeyshOmprakashMehra #RiteshSidhwani"
#TOOFAAN POSTPONED... OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM PRODUCERS... #Toofaan - which was supposed to stream from 21 May 2021 on #Amazon - has been postponed. #FarhanAkhtar #RakeyshOmprakashMehra #RiteshSidhwani pic.twitter.com/WMekqBBPYE— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 3, 2021
This news regarding Toofaan release date comes as shocking to many because the movie was gonna be released digitally and since most people are sitting at homes during lockdowns in many parts of the country, it would have gotten a lot of views. But if go as per the official statement, it looks like movie has been postponed citing the mood of the nation which is right now very negative.
Toofaan is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language sports drama film directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and starring Farhan Akhtar as a national-level boxer, alongside Mrunal Thakur and Paresh Rawal in supporting roles.Filming commenced in Dongri on 26 August 2019 and was completed in March 2020.