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Will Smith's fitness coach trained Darshan Kumaar for 'Toofan'

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Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) Darshan Kumaar, who plays a boxer in the upcoming film “Toofaan”, was trained by Hollywood star Will Smith’s trainer Darrell Foster for the role. The actor tagged it as “a once in a lifetime experience”.

Darshan said: “I remember that in our first meeting, Darrell said that he would teach me how to take a punch and not fake a punch. He said he won’t train me for a film, but he’d train me as a real pro boxer.

“That’s what the audience will get to witness when they watch the film. They’ll feel that they are watching two real pro boxers,” he claimed.

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Darshan shared that the exhaustive training sessions with Foster happened from 7am to 3pm over a month.

“Those were one of the best moments of my life that I will cherish for a lifetime,” he added.

“Toofaan” tells the story of a boxer, played by Farhan Akhtar, who pushes his limits and works hard to winning in boxing. The film also features Paresh Rawal in the role of a boxing coach, and is slated to release on Amazon Prime Video on July 16.

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