Talented versatile actor Tahir Raj Bhasin is patiently waiting for the release of his next, the much-awaited 83 directed by Kabir Khan. Tahir is playing the role of the legendary Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar in 83 that also has superstar Ranveer Singh playing the role of Indian cricket team captain, Kapil Dev. Tahir reveals how cricket has been a lucky charm for his career.
Tahir says, “83 is a pitch perfect full circle of being an opening batsman for India on screen. The very first role I did was a 5 minute part as the grown up Ali, the kid who learns to play cricket in Kai Po Che. In 83, I have tried to humbly become Sunil Gavaskar on screen. It was a task at hand but when you enjoy the craft, nothing seems impossible. Incidentally, cricket is common to both these huge milestones of my career.”
Tahir adds, “I am super proud of the unique journey I’ve had in Bollywood. When you don’t belong to a film family or have a godfather, the trajectory of your career graph is in your own hands , you map your own course . I want to show people that I’m not afraid of challenges. It all started with Kai Po Che and now I’m part of a stellar film like 83! I sometimes sit back and appreciate what I have achieved.”
Tahir will also be seen in Looop Lapeta as a romantic lead opposite Taapsee Pannu and in Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein, in which he has been paired with Sweta Tripathi. 83 releases worldwide on December 24.