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Not worried about getting typecast: Tahir Bhasin

Tahir Bhasin

Mumbai: In his second Bollywood outing “Force 2″, Tahir Bhasin is donning a negative character again but the actor says he is not apprehensive of getting pigeonholed.

Tahir, who is playing the main antagonist in the John Abraham-starrer film, said gone are the days when characters used to be one dimensional.

“I am not worried about getting typecast because if I think so I will underestimate the intelligence of our audience, who look more towards the relatable factor than a particular type,” Tahir told PTI.

“I think the great thing about today’s industry is characters are no longer black and white. They have got so many dimensions in them. I would like to pick variety of roles that will appeal the audience and have human quality.”

“Force 2″, the sequel to the 2011 film of the same name, is a gritty crime drama directed by Abhinay Deo and produced by Vipul Shah. The shooting will begin in Budapest from the third week of this month. It stars Sonakshi Sinha in the female lead role.

“I have watched the film’s first part. It’s a completely different and new storyline and Abhinay Deo is directing it. Although the film maintains the franchise name but the look and story of the film will be completely different,” he said.

The 28-year-old Delhi boy made a promising debut as a kingpin of a women-trafficking gang in Yash Raj Films’ “Mardaani” opposite Rani Mukerji, who played a tough cop.

“My character in ‘Force’ is in a completely different space from my previous role. And that’s the reason I chose to be a part of it. The character allows me to do different thing. I have a completely revamped look in the film,” said Tahir, who has been prepping hard for the film.

Though he took a while to be seen again in the silver screen, the actor says he prefers to be the dark horse of the industry.

“I am looking at the larger picture. As long as qualitative work is happening, it doesn’t matter how quickly or frequently I am getting. People don’t consider anymore when he signed on his second film, rather they focus on how qualitative work he did. And that’s what I believe in,” he said.

Tahir is teaming up with “Welcome Back” star John for the first time and the newcomer is all praise for the star’s humbleness.

“I have met John couple of times. We had readings together. He is very humble and large hearted person. He has been so nice to me and that’s the identity of a true star. I really look forward to working with him.”

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