Farhan Akhtar puts on 15 kgs in 6 weeks for ‘Toofaan’

ST STAFF
Thursday, 9 April 2020

Farhan Akhtar has undergone major body transformation and has trained in professional boxing to absorb it to the core.

Bollywood actor, producer, singer Farhan Akhtar’s Bhaag Milkha Bhaag did incredibly well on the big screen. He also won a huge appreciation for his tremendously fit and chiselled body. Like his acting, singing, writing and direction, the multi-talented performer also impresses with his physique. 

Farhan believes in stepping into the shoes of every character he plays. The actor has transformed drastically for his boxer role in Toofan. To portray the part of a competitive sportsperson, Farhan has undergone major body transformation and has trained in professional boxing to absorb it to the core. He first had to lose weight and build a physique to look the part.

After which, he had to undo all of that for a portion in the film that required him to put on 15 kilos in six weeks. His body transition from fit to heavy was a massive challenge for his team and him to overcome.

Speaking about us about his journey to gaining some and shedding none for a character, Farhan says, “For me, fitness is a way of life and not just a routine. Irrespective of my craft, I choose to live a healthy and disciplined lifestyle. I’ve always refrained from indulging in things that could have adverse effects on my body. 

“It was a challenge for me to adapt to a way of living that was completely contrary - with monitored exercise regime, less physical activity and high consumption of fats, carbs, starch. It was tough. Although I balanced consumption of fried food, the starch and fats made up for it, and here you go, that’s how I gained an extra 15 kilos.”

It is not an easy job to transform between different body weights. Still, the Rock On actor has left no stone unturned when it comes to his commitment for the character. 

Toofan has a great storyline and has been shot across Mumbai at real locations like the Dongri slums and the Gateway Of India. Toofaan also stars Mrunal Thakur and Paresh Rawal. Farhan Akhtar has already released the first look in the poster of Toofan, and his fans are waiting for his upcoming release.

Farhan has re-united with his Bhaag Milkha Bhaag director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra for Toofan. The film is scheduled to release on September 18.

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