In the wake of an ongoing second wave of the COVID 19 pandemic and the devastation that has been following in India, Excel Entertainment and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Pictures have issued a joint statement announcing the postponement of their scheduled Amazon Prime Video release, ‘Toofan’.
Starring producer and actor Farhan Akhtar and Mrunal Thakur in the lead, the film was scheduled to drop on the global giant streaming platform from May 21, 2021 onwards, but keeping the current situation in mind, the production houses chose to prioritise the health, safety and sanity of all associated with the project.
The statement reads, “The situation in India is truly heart-breaking, and we at Excel Entertainment and ROMP Pictures send our thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by the pandemic.
In light of the severity of the situation, our focus is completely on the pandemic and on supporting our employees, their families and in helping the wider community. Therefore, we have taken the decision to postpone the release of our film ‘Toofan’ until the situation improves.
We will issue an update regarding the new release date in due course of time.
Please continue to observe Covid Appropriate Behaviour. Also, please register and get vaccinated when it’s your turn. On behalf of the entire team of ‘Toofan’, we urge you to Stay Home, Stay Safe and Stay United.