Bhaag Milkha Bhaag was Farhan Akhtar's one of the most successful films. The sports drama was a biopic on the life of The Flying Sikh Milkha Singh. The film was directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and proved to be the most successful Bollywood film of 2013. Next to that Rakeysh directed Mirzya in 2016 but it was not a great success that time. For two years he went off grid and now he is back with a new project which is also a sports drama and will feature Farhan Akhtar in the lead. Reportedly the movie will be on Boxing.

Farhan also shares the news on his Instagram handle. He said, "Thrilled to share that 6 years after Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, @rakeyshommehra and I are reuniting to create #Toofan .. a heartfelt story of a boxer. ‬ ‪Hope for your best wishes as we embark on this new journey. Love‬." The movie will not be a biopic. It will be based on a story of Anjum Rajabali. The project will be bankrolled by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani.