Actor Tahir Raj Bhasin is not choosy about his films, as he is still new in the industry. The 29-year-old, who is playing the antagonist in the just released John Abraham- Sonakshi Sinha starrer Force 2, says he “cannot afford to say no” to any role right now.
“A lot of people have asked me how I choose my roles. But the truth is that I don’t think I am in that kind of space yet where I can say no to a film,” he says.
Tahir played the villain in his last film Mardaani (2014). He insists the two characters are not similar. “The audiences will see the difference between the two characters when they see this film. I think the challenge, for me at least is not to pick a genre. The challenge for me is to pick a different way to do a role which falls in the similar genre. I prepare for the role differently.”
The Delhi born actor loves playing dark roles. “My motto for this year is ‘In 2016 being dark is the new cool.’ I get the feeling that audiences have become mature and they understand that not every character is in black or white. There can be grey shades to it. And for that reason antagonists are getting pretty popular these days. Internationally if you see, Narcos and House of Cards are all very dark shows with very dark characters,” he says adding, “ The audience may hate the character but they will love the actor. As long as the actor is able to maintain an emotional relatability with the audience, he or she will be loved by them. That’s what is happening.”