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Entertainment Bollywood 06 Oct 2016 I had to up my game ...

I had to up my game in front of John, Sonakshi: Tahir Bhasin

Published Oct 6, 2016, 5:06 pm IST
Updated Oct 6, 2016, 5:07 pm IST
Tahir Bhasin, who will be seen in ‘Force 2’, says he had to work hard to match up to John and Sonakshi.
Tahir Bhasin
 Tahir Bhasin

Mumbai: Tahir Bhasin says he had to stand out from John Abraham and Sonakshi Sinha in their forthcoming film ‘Force 2’ as they both are experienced action stars in Bollywood.

The 29-year-old ‘Mardaani’ star says he had a lot of pressure to look as real and effortless as possible because he was working in the action genre for the first time.


"I had to up my game in the film because when you are doing a film with an action superstar like John and actress like Sonakshi, who has just come out of her action film 'Akira', you have to do your best," Tahir told PTI.

"At the same time, it was extremely challenging for me to stay calm while performing action sequences. Fortunately, it worked really well because almost everyone on sets from my director to the crew did their job with unity,” he added.

Tahir said he underwent a difficult training session for the film and his co-star John, 43, helped him a lot during that period. "There was a lot of functional training involved. But John has been immensely supportive. We even had a great Hollywood trainer on the sets for specific action sequences.John was the one, who put me in touch with the trainer. He was so helpful and an amazing person.", the actor further added.

Praising Sonakshi, Tahir said, "When you get along with these people and they treat you with absolute respect it just makes your job so much easier. She was a great co-star."

Tahir, who played a kingpin in his Bollywood debut ‘Mardaani’, will again be seen in a negative role in ‘Force 2’ but the actor says there are no similarities between the two characters.

"My first film was very static. It was about a guy, who sits around and makes phone calls but in this film we have chase sequences, bike races and often helicopter cameras so reacting to all of that technology as well as maintaining the character it was completely different."

Tahir says he was waiting for a good project after the success of 'Mardaani'. "It was really important for me to pick a project which had great story, producer as well as director and I think with 'Force 2' all those boxes were ticked. The choice of your second film is as important as your first one."