Tahir Raj Bhasin recently played the role of Sunil Gavaskar in the highly acclaimed movie, 83. Tahir’s role in the movie was applauded and the film was quite a success. Tahir spoke about the same in a candid chat with Mayukh Majumdar, Content Strategist at Filmfare in an exclusive interview with the portal.
“When you play a living legend like Sunil Gavaskar, there is a sense of awe towards them. The gravitas and the experience that he comes with, so many record-breaking moments in his career even, before 1983 the World Cup happened, he was the senior-most player and the poster boy for cricket in the county. The challenge was how do you bring that seniority into a group of actors where we are all the same age? So even though I am the same age as Ranveer and Harrdy, how do I portray a character who has a decade more experience than me? Strangely, having lived as Sunny Gavaskar for those three or four months, I understand him better so when I met him before the shoot and after the shoot, there was a little bit of a transformation that had come and I felt comfortable enough to hug him which I probably wouldn’t have at the beginning,” he said.
[Featured Image Credit: Tahir Raj Bhasin]