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Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra: Paresh was my first and last choice

 Wanting to cast against type, Toofaan director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra on roping in Paresh Rawal to play boxing coach.

Paresh Rawal. Pic/AFP

Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s previous offerings — by way of their narratives and characters — never quite gave him the opportunity to work with Paresh Rawal. In that regard, Farhan Akhtar-starrer Toofaan is special as it fulfils his long-standing wish. When the director developed the film, he decided to cast against type, envisioning Rawal in the role of the boxing coach to the leading man. 

Farhan Akhtar in Toofaan

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