Honored to be cast as Sunil Gavaskar: Tahir Raj Bhasin
83 Is out in theatres and actors are sharing their memories about the movieAuthor : Samriti Bharadwaj
After the release of 83, the cast of the movie is sharing their views and other loving moments about their off-screen and on-screen chemistry. Sharing their opinions, one of the actors in the movie Tahir Raj Bhasin who plays the role of Sunil Gavaskar in '83' feels honored that Kabir Singh chose him for the role of Sunil Gavaskar.
Tahir said: "It is an absolute honor for me that a filmmaker like Kabir Khan chose to cast me as the legend Sunil Gavaskar. I'm overwhelmed with the love that the film has been getting and how people have taken a keen interest to gauge my on-screen dynamics with Ranveer as we play Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar, respectively, in the film."
He added: "Kabir Khan wanted to make '83' the most authentic retelling so he had to show the vibe in the dressing room between players too."
Tahir says he chose to do the film instantly and it was an emotional decision to be a part of this project.
"I'm happy that my director loved my scenes and that the audiences are appreciating Gavaskar's stance, mannerisms and the dynamics with Kapil. Being a part of '83' was an emotional decision and I'm so glad the emotion is out there for people to cherish."
The movie was released in theaters on 24 December. The star cast of the movie includes Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. Directed by Kabir Khan, the film tells the story of the iconic win of India's first-ever World cup trophy in 1983. The team defeated West Indies and booked the title under Kapil Dev's captaincy. The movie also stars Tahir Raj Bhasin, Saqib Saleem, Hardy Sandhu and Ammy Virk.