Sunday, Aug 09, 2020 | Last Update : 04:37 PM IST

138th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra49026232728117092 Tamil Nadu2850242275754690 Andhra Pradesh2170401296151939 Karnataka164924842322998 Delhi1441271293624098 Uttar Pradesh118038698332028 West Bengal89666630601954 Telangana7751354330615 Bihar7578648673419 Gujarat68855517922604 Assam5549737225132 Rajasthan5065636310776 Odisha4419328698307 Haryana4005433444467 Madhya Pradesh3729827621962 Kerala3312020862107 Jammu and Kashmir2439020862459 Punjab2193014040539 Jharkhand165427503154 Chhatisgarh11408831987 Uttarakhand89015731112 Goa7947559570 Tripura6014408437 Puducherry5123291475 Manipur3635192711 Himachal Pradesh3242201513 Nagaland26888937 Arunachal Pradesh204913263 Chandigarh137482023 Meghalaya10234236 Sikkim8544061 Mizoram5672890
  Entertainment   Bollywood  09 Apr 2020  Farhan gains 15 kg for Toofaan

Farhan gains 15 kg for Toofaan

Published : Apr 9, 2020, 12:31 pm IST
Updated : Apr 9, 2020, 12:31 pm IST

It was a challenge for the actor to go against his fit lifestyle and gain for the role

Actor Farhan Akhtar
 Actor Farhan Akhtar

Farhan Akhtar is no stranger to transforming his body for his work and he’s willing to go the extra mile for it, no matter how challenging. One may recall that the actor has played an athlete in a film before sprinter Milkha Singh in 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' (2013) and had got into killer shape for the role.

He has followed suit for his upcoming film 'Toofaan', in which he plays a boxer Farhan had to first acquire the physique of a fighter before putting on 15 kg in six weeks for certain portions of the film.


When asked about the challenges of gaining weight for a role, Farhan explains that it was hard to go against his already healthy lifestyle.

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


Toofaan, also starring Mrunal Thakur and Paresh Rawal, has been shot across Mumbai at locations like the Dongri slums and the Gateway Of India.

Tags: farhan akhtar, mrunal thakur, toofan