Farhan Akhtar’s ‘Toofan’ to release on Amazon Prime Video?

Ketna Mistry



Like every other film that has been impacted by the pandemic, Farhan Akhtar’s much awaited ‘Toofan’ was also delayed. Reports now suggest the film is looking set for a digital release on Amazon Prime Video instead.

According to Box Office Worldwide, a source shared, “Toofan was initially expected to release in September 2020. However with the lockdown in effect, the film’s release was put on hold indefinitely. Though it comes as a surprise that the director Rakesh Omprakash Mehra and producers opted for a direct to OTT release rather than a conventional theatrical release, it is now certain that Toofan will premiere directly on Amazon Prime Video.”

The source further added, “Currently theatres are just opening up, and it will be a while before they and their business returns to normal. Releasing a film in an uncertain atmosphere like this is detrimental to business. But on the other hand, opting for a direct to OTT release, a filmmaker is assured of a certain sum that will cover his initial expense. Given this situation it is obvious why filmmakers still prefer to release their films on OTT platforms over theatres.”

‘Toofan’, a sports-based drama, will see Akhtar play a national level boxer and it also stars Mrunal Thakur and Paresh Rawal.

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