Versatile actor Tahir Raj Bhasin, who is playing a romantic hero to Taapsee Pannu in Looop Lapeta, will sport a six pack in the film! The romantic heist film will offer a fresh pairing to audiences as Tahir and Taapsee have been cast opposite each other for the first time. For Tahir, building a body to pull off the quintessential hero on screen was a thrilling process.
“The body type has everything to do with the character, Satya’s (his name in the film) background. He has to be the guy you’ll notice if he walks in to the room. A lot of his character traits like laid back irreverence and wit is in the performance and script but there’s a lot in the physical structure that needs to supplement this. When we knew we’re filming in Goa and Satya spends time in the outdoors, we knew his physicality had to portray that and that’s why what you see at first glance is the quintessential romantic hero,” informs Tahir.
Talking about how hard he trained to get the desired body, Tahir says, “The trick and challenge to get abs is commitment and consistency. Luckily, the lockdown proved instrumental in focusing the diet towards this. I’ve worked out rigorously for three months to make sure a fixed amount of exercise goes in every week and also controlled the protein to carbohydrate ratio. There was a training routine that included body weight and cardio. These were challenging to manage because we were doing this alongside full shoot days but it also thoroughly enjoyable because it got me closer to Satya’s vibe in the film.”
It looks like Tahir, who had turned heads for his brilliant performances in Mardaani and Force 2, wanted to present himelf in an all new avatar to audiences with Looop Lapeta. He says, “Aakash (Bhatia), our director didn’t want me to be absolutely gym ripped but my character Satya is from Goa and as someone who possibly lazes on the beach he could have the vibe of a guy who plays beach volleyball or football in his spare time. This was carefully translated into a workout routine that shows his chilled out yet sporty beach boy vibe.”