Before the release of Dear Zindagi, many reports claimed that Tahir Raj Bhasin had replaced Ali Zafar in the movie because of MNS's threat to the filmakers regarding Pakistani actors.
Recently Tahir Raj Bhasin talked about the rumours and told Indian Express that he did not even know how his name got involved in all this, "No idea. I would prefer to not talk about films I have not been a part of," he said, adding he was never offered Dear Zindagi.
But the actor did talk about Shahrukh Khan, who played an important role in the movie, "I will just say that I always get inspired by him. He is also from Delhi and has been trained by Barry John, just like me. And he is a superstar now. So yeah."
When asked if he was afraid of being typecasted, Tahir said, "I don't think there are any negative roles anymore. I think we can aptly put such characters under 'anti-hero' tag. And moreover, I think two films are too soon to say anything about being typecasted. In fact, my role in Force 2 is much lighter as compared to Mardaani.''
''Having said that, I am really happy that my character from the film is receiving appreciation. When you play an anti-hero, it is a task to make people empathise with your character. But I am happy that I have been able to do that," he added.