One of the most exciting sports event IPL-2020 is going to start today and while we are waiting to see MS Dhoni after long time in the opening match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, we have a double treat as the multi-talented personality of Bollywood, Farhan Akhtar will kick off the promotions of his highly-anticipated sports drama Toofan in the ‘Cricket Live’ segment, which starts before the match.
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Talking about COVID-19 pandemic, the exciting opening match and his film, Farhan told Star Sports, “These are trying times and our nation continues to persevere and move forward. With the world picking up pace in the new normal, the announcement of the IPL was a breath of fresh air. I have been looking forward to some sporting action, and LIVE Indian cricket is back after a long hiatus. There’s much to learn from the journey of a team or an individual in it. To rise after you fall, to learn from ones mistakes and most importantly, to stay grounded and humble in victory. I resonate with this feeling even more after working on my upcoming film ‘Toofaan’ in which sport is the backdrop, made on similar ethos. It is important, especially in these times, to stay resilient, optimistic and ready to battle all odds for a better tomorrow. Personally, it also is an absolute pleasure to open the maiden show ‘Cricket Live’ on Star Sports preceding one of the most awaited IPL clashes – MI and CSK. Looking forward to a grand opening game.”
The film is presented by Excel Entertainment and directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. Toofaan is an Excel Entertainment Production in association with ROMP Pictures. It also features Mrunal Thakur and Paresh Rawal in pivotal roles.