Tahir Raj Bhasin excited about international effort on ‘Force 2’
“I’m a big believer in fate and destiny. In Bombay, you don’t always make your choices, your choices are made for you, so right now I’m very lucky as an actor to be getting great films,” Tahir told IANS.
“I’m working with Abhinay Deo and John Abraham and these are big names. Abhinay Deo is directing it. He has done ‘Delhi Belly’ and ’24’ series, that is great,” he said.
“One of the things that I’m very excited about is that there is a big international collaboration. The stunt team has done ‘Mad Max’, which was nominated in the Oscars, the DOP (Director of Photography) has worked for Bruce Willis’s ‘Die Hard”’. You feel proud that you go abroad and shoot an Indian film with an international crew. From the rushes I have seen, it looks outstanding and I really look forward to watching it on screen,” he added.
The actor says that he will portray a grey character in the film.
“He’s cool, crazy and very quirky. Whenever I read a character and the shooting goes on for six months, so in a way you live with the character, and that is your work. A relationship is created and it’s fun. When you read the script, you feel that becoming this character would be enjoyable. So when you get that feeling, it’s always fun to be a part,” he said.
Tahir continues his streak of grey characters in “Force 2” after playing an antagonist in “Mardaani”, the role that was appreciated by the critics and viewers, and even fetched him a best actor in a supporting role nomination at the Filmfare awards.
But he doesn’t want to be typecast as a “baddie”.
“I want to do all kinds of parts. I don’t want to decide at the start that I’ll do certain kind of films, because you start refusing films that way. You are being seen in a specific type, but I don’t want to stick to any one type, whether it’s a lover boy or it’s a grey character, different stuff is what makes it interesting,” he said.
“Force 2” also stars Sonakshi Sinha.