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
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
''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.