Dear Zindagi was never offered to me: Tahir Raj Bhasin

He is also from Delhi and has been trained by Barry John, just like me. “Haha, that’s a long story but for now I will just say that I always get inspired by him. In fact, my role in Force 2 is much lighter as compared to Mardaani. However, he would rather talk about the film’s ‘Jug’ Shah Rukh Khan whom he had famously called his crush. After Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil was targetted for casting Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, people were apprehensive that Gauri Shinde’s Dear Zindagi will meet the same fate as it stars Ali Zafar. When you play an anti-hero, it is a task to make people empathise with your character. Tahir said, “I don’t think there are any negative roles anymore. Tahir cannot fathom how his name got into the mix. Having said that, I am really happy that my character from the film is receiving appreciation. So yeah.”
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Tahir started his career as a villain in Mardaani and even his second film Force 2 sees him play a bad guy. While the rumours were dismissed by many, they finally died only after Dear Zindagi landed in theatres this Friday. Kameshwari
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Published:November 27, 2016 2:27 pm

Tahir Raj Bhasin hopes to do back-to-back films as a lead from now on. And moreover, I think two films are too soon to say anything about being typecasted. “No idea. Is he afraid of being typecasted? I would prefer to not talk about films I have not been a part of,” he says, adding he was never offered Dear Zindagi. But I am happy that I have been able to do that.” Maybe, that was what fuelled the rumours that Ali was replaced by Tahir Raj Bhasin, the talented actor who had everyone’s attention after Mardaani. Written by A. And he is a superstar now. I think we can aptly put such characters under ‘anti-hero’ tag.