Directory by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Toofaan starring Farhan Akhtar and Mrunal Thakur was supposed to be released on May 21 on Amazon Prime Video. However, a few weeks before the release, the makers made a decision to postpone the film as the country went through a difficult stage fighting the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The movie trailer has received positive reactions and is one of the most awaited films. This is also the first time that a film scheduled to be released digitally has been promoted due to the pandemic. In an exclusive conversation with Bollywood Hungama, Mrunal Thakur revealed why the group decided to postpone it.
Mrunal said none of the film team members were in a mind to release the film because many lost their close ones and loved ones during this brutal second wave of pandemic. “I think the most important thing is to be sensitive to the current situation. I understand that I am an entertainer and my job is to entertain the audience but I don’t think this is the right time to release the film. There have been a lot of people sending me DMs and backlash saying you want the film to get more recognition.No doubt.We’ve been doing this for 2 years and we want this movie to be celebrated and maybe the makers felt that it was not the right decision to release the film because the audience forgot, we ourselves were not in the right state of mind to release because everyone, and me too, had lost so many loved ones to my family and family friend.That’s why I didn’t have the full mind to even develop my film and that’s why we felt it wasn’t fair to the film because the film ula should be celebrated. None of us on the team have the emotional or mental inclination for this to come out, ”he said.
“Somehow people thought we were just watching the movie and the promotion and we humans were selfish. But what people forgot was that just like being affected by this pandemic, even we were affected. I can appreciate it. this is when they have little consideration because we are not robots, ”he added.
Meanwhile, Mrunal Thakur will appear in two sport -based films soon – Toofaan and Jersey. Talking about how different her same role is, she said, “I’m really scared because people are always waiting for new and different things. Here I made two sports movies. One of the biggest challenges for me is being part of the same dramas and at the same time appearing differently. All I can assure the audience is that it is real Jersey and Toofaan, if you ask my character they will be different and I promise myself that I will never change anything onscreen again. So, the audience has to be confident that there is something different that they will see in me Jersey and in Toofaan. ”
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