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Short films are exciting: Tahir Raj Bhasin

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Being a part of Yash Raj Films’ latest short “The Road Trip” was an exciting experience for Tahir Raj Bhasin, who feels the whole journey was similar to doing theatre.

The 28-year-old actor, best known for playing the antagonist in Rani Mukerji-starrer “Mardaani”, said the short was filmed in a couple of hours.

“I believe short films are more organic. It’s almost like doing theatre. It just takes few takes. The whole experience was exciting and fun. When I got the offer to be a part of the film, I was shooting for ‘Force 2’ and was on a break. We shot the film in just a day,” Tahir told PTI.

The short film by Ankur Tewari is a part of web series titled “Love Shots”. It comprises of five other short movies on love and is produced by Y-Films, the youth division of Yash Raj Films.

“The Road Trip” also stars “Airlift” actress Nimrat Kaur opposite Bhasin and focuses on rediscovering romance between a quarreling couple.

“It’s a normal love story, which has shades of dark humour. It explores love after death. Ankit has shot it brilliantly. It was a conscious effort to show the tiff
between the couple in a mature way.”

Bhasin said he and Nimrat connected at one go.

“She is outstanding. We never met before but we shared an instant connect and that helped us to give our best short. I am lucky to work with her,” he said.

The Delhi-born actor is looking forward to the last leg of John Abraham-starrer “Force 2”, where Bhasin will again be seen in a negative role.

“The film is looking outstanding. We will shoot the last leg in April. It’s high on adrenaline.”


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