“The many shapes and sizes of Ajju aka Aziz aka Toofaan. What a ride. 18 months of relentless work but worth every drop of sweat, every sore muscle and every pound gained and lost,” Farhan had captioned the post, which captured the actor in three different avatars.
With ‘Toofaan’, Farhan Akhtar once again joined forces with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra for this action entertainer. Speaking about Farhan’s growth over the years as a performer, director Rakeysh told ETimes, “Over time, I have come to learn that either you are an actor or not an actor. I have always seen an actor in Farhan and I did offer him a role in ‘Rang De Basanti’, nearly 16 years ago. At that time he was amused and it didn’t occur to him that he will be acting one day, at least he didn’t share, and said, “No, I have not thought about that”. He read the script and even responded to it, not as an actor but as a friend. So, for me, there is an actor in him. But how deep can we dive into him and get out what we want? I think he is as deep as an ocean and the deeper you go, you find more depth. So it is up to the challenge we throw at him and I am sure he relishes challenges. The more difficult the part, the better he performs.”