Farhan Akhtar is no stranger to portraying athletes onscreen, garnering praise for his portrayal of famous sprinter Milkha Singh in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. That stated, bringing the story of Toofaan to life—in which Akhtar plays a boxer— was a whole new type of problem, specially consideringg] his coach was none other than Darrell Foster, trainer to environment champion Sugar Ray Leonard.
About the course of eight months, Foster experienced him schooling like a actual contender, drilling future to and sparring with precise boxers. The result is some certainly gnarly struggle sequences, well worth the occasional bruise or two. “The coaching camp I did for Toofaan is an experience I’ll under no circumstances ignore,” Akhtar says.
Men’s Journal caught up with the tireless Indian star to talk about the prep work for Toofaan, performing his individual stunts, and his appreciate of athletics.