Whenever I see Tahir Raj Bhasin, the image of his villainous role in Mardaani flashes before my eyes. The actor was so convincing as the charming yet evil man, and I remember falling in love with him the first time I saw him. Ever since, the actor has never disappointed me, and recently, he gave me a new part of his to cherish as he nailed it as cricketer Sunil Gavaskar in Kabir Khan’s ’83. Tahir closed the year with a bang and now he is set to count on that momentum to make 2022 even bigger.
The actor is now exploring the romance genre in three back to back projects—Ranjish Hi Sahi in which he has been paired with Amala Paul and Amrita Puri, Looop Lapeta opposite Taapsee Pannu and Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein in which he is opposite Shweta Tripathi—and he couldn’t be more excited.
“I’m so excited about the string of romantic releases I have lined up in 2022. The feature film Looop Lapeta and two OTT series Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein and Ranjish Hi Sahi will release early next year. Coincidentally, all three of these have me in the romantic lead. It’s a hat-trick of romance for me this year and I can’t wait for this new chapter of my journey.”
Elaborating on his projects, the actor adds:
“Looop Lapeta is an edgy heist romance where I play Satya, a whimsical jholler, who is madly in love with Savi (Taapsee). Satya believes in taking a punt on shortcuts to get where he wants to in life. His laid back vibe and penchant for risk is what takes Satya and Savi on a crazy roller coaster in Looop Lapeta. In the series Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein, I play Vikrant, a small town boy who is head over heels for Shikha (Shweta), the love of his life, but things explode when a powerful politician’s daughter obsessively pursues Vikrant, shattering the entire course of his life. Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhen is ‘Drillour‘—a dramatic, thriller with dark humour. Ranjish Hi Sahi is a period romance created by Mahesh Bhatt. Set in the 70’s, the series explores a passionate love triangle between my character Shankar, his wife (Amrita) and a Bollywood Starlet (Amala).”
“Playing a romantic lead and juggling these three very diverse romances has been a fulfilling challenge and I look forward to the audience immersing themselves in the fantastic worlds that we have created.”
Even as a villain I was bowled over by Tahir’s charm, so I am sure that in his romantic avatar, the actor will make me and everyone else fall head-over-heels for him. It’s great to see a talent like Tahir getting the kind of work he deserves, where he is getting to explore his craft and personality, and now I am just waiting to fall more in love with the actor with each project that he does.