‘The Sky is Pink’ actor Farhan Akhtar’s much-anticipated movie Toofan has been postponed due to a spike in Covid cases in India. The movie also stars Mrunal Thakur in the lead and was set to release on Amazon Prime on May 21.
As the country faces continuous devastation due to covid cases, the cast and makers have decided to postpone its release. The actor wrote “We have taken the decision to postpone the release of our film ‘Toofaan’ until the situation improves…”
“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…”, the post read.
The makers also urged everyone to get vaccinated and announced that they would declare the release date later. They wrote, “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. Jai Hind.”
Farhan will play the lead as a boxer in the movie. He had shared several posts announcing the release date and teasers of the movie in March.
One of his posts read “Toofaan Teaser…It fills me with immense joy to give you the first glimpse of a film into which we poured all our love, passion, exuberance and madness. It truly is a labour of love and today I am so excited to share it with you. Here’s presenting the #ToofaanTeaser… big big hug #ToofaanOnPrime premieres May 21, on Amazon Prime Video.”
Due to the surge in covid cases, the actor has urged people to be safe and assured that they will soon announce the release date of the movie.