Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra opens up on taking pictures in actual areas for Toofaan

A smashing teaser of Toofaan, starring Farhan Akhtar, Mrunal Thakur and Paresh Rawal, was recently unveiled on social media by the makers. Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, this film was extensively shot in real locations to achieve an authentic look and feel.

Mehra says, “The script demanded some very real and raw locations and it was most definitely not an easy job. We got into it knowing the challenges, but those that were definitely worth exploring. We shot in Dongri and Nagpada for about a month. The residents in the area were extremely accommodating and lovely to work with.”

He added, “Shooting in real locations with a popular star like Farhan was a challenge. In areas like Dongri, controlling the crowd for the first few days was also a task for the team. But gradually, the crowd became more cordial and made it easy for us to shoot.”

Dongri and Nagpada are one of the most populated neighbourhoods in Mumbai, famous for its old Bombay charm. Also, these places are known for the notorious gangs. It is set to release on September 18. 

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