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Farhan Akhtar’s Pugilist Drama Tofaan to Release On OTT On May 21, Confirms Director Rakeysh Mehra



 The  hope  that  the big filmmakers  with big-screen films won’t go the OTT way  seems like  a distant dream now. More  and more  of  the  biggies are  going straight  to  the digital platform. Now  it’s  Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s  lavish sports drama Toofan  featuring Farhan Akhtar as a boxer  fighting his way to  glory,   that has gone to the streaming platform.

 For weeks now, there was  speculation  that Mehra’s sports  drama, his second  with Farhan after Bhaag Milka Bhaag, was  going the digital way. Now confirming this , Rakeysh tells me the film will  premiere on May 21 on  Amazon  Prime.

Amazon it seems  is  currently shifting its focus  away from its lineup of webserials  after the Tandav  controversy. Sources tell me Amazon is  in negotiations to  buy several big-budgeted  film including Sanjay Leela  Bhansali’s  Gangubai  Kathiawadi  and Sajid Nadiadwala’s Heropanti 2.

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