Farhan Akhtar’s Toofaan faces backlash for promoting interfaith marriages

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MUMBAI: Farhan Akhtar-starrer Toofaan has once again landed in controversy for ‘promoting’ interfaith marriages because of which, Twitter users are asking for a boycott.

While the movie does seem like a promising watch, it has invited a lot of criticism already. Days ahead of Toofan’s release, it continues to receive flak. In fact, the trailer had also invited some trouble.

Starring Farhan as a boxer named Aziz Ali, the film showcases the journey of how he becomes a champion from being a gangster in Dongri. His love interest is played by Mrunal Thakur, who motivates him to become a boxing champion.

While Toofan’s story revolves around Aziz’s boxing journey, his personal journey has triggered netizens. Amid the buzz related to the film, ‘Boycott Toofaan’ began to trend on social media.

Several users took to Twitter and criticized the upcoming film for promoting interfaith marriages and the relationship portrayed between Farhan and Mrunal’s characters.  Many claimed, “it goes against the cultural values” of the nation.

A user wrote, “The movie sucks, the actor sucks and their ideology sucks and Bollywood sucks so I humbly request all my fellow citizens to please #BoycottToofaan.” One user claimed, “Remember Farhan Akhtar was against CAA. It’s our time. Iske Toofan ko andhi main uda do.”

Meanwhile, on Friday, Farhan shared a glimpse of his training montage for Toofaan. He turned heads with his transformation as he stepped into the shoes of a boxer for his film.

Toofan is helmed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and produced by Excel Entertainment. It also stars Paresh Rawal, who essays the role of Farhan’s coach and is all set to drop on July 16, 2021, on Amazon Prime Video.