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Toofaan, also styled as Toofan, is the upcoming Hindi sports drama on Amazon Prime. Sadly, Toofan will not be released on Amazon Prime as early as fans hoped. Why has Toofaan been delayed? Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.
Why has Toofan been delayed?
Toofaan was originally scheduled for release on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, May 21.
Unfortunately, the release of Toofaan on Amazon Prime Video worldwide has been delayed as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in India.
The decision was made by Excel Entertainment and Romp Pictures.
Toofaan lead actor, Farhan Akhtar confirmed the news in an official statement on his social media platforms on Sunday, May 3.
On Twitter, he posted a photograph of a lengthy statement with the caption “In Solidarity” alongside the clasped hand emoji.
His statement read: “The situation in India is truly heart-breaking, and we at Excel Entertainment and ROMP Pictures send our thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by the pandemic.
“In light of the severity of the situation, our focus is completely on the pandemic and on supporting our employees, their families and in helping the wider community.
“Therefore, we have taken the decision to postpone the release of our film ‘Toofaan’ until the situation improves.
“We will issue an update regarding the new release date in due course of time.
“Please continue to observe Covid Appropriate Behaviour.
“Also, please register and get vaccinated when it’s your turn.
“On behalf of the entire team of Toofaan, we urge you to Stay Home, Stay Safe and Stay United.
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This is the second time Toofan has faced delays according to a report in The Indian Express.
Originally the series was supposed to be released in October 2020 but was also delayed as a result of the pandemic.
At the moment an alternative release date for Toofaan has not been confirmed by Amazon Prime.
Express.co.uk will update this article when more information is available.
What is Toofaan about?
Toofaan is the highly anticipated boxing drama from producers of the Emmy nominated series Inside Edge.
The synopsis for the series reads: “Toofaan stars international icon, multi-award-winning actor, music artist and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Farhan Akhtar as a reformed goon who takes to the ring to channel his past life into the pursuit of a top boxing career.”
Farhan Akhtar leads the cast of Toofaan as a boxer who dreams of becoming a professional.
Also starring in the series is Mrunal Thakur, Paresh Rawal and Supriya Pathak Kapur and Hussain Dalal.
Toofaan is coming soon to Amazon Prime Video
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