Ta­her would do any­thing to be on sets

HT City - - Entertainment - Yashika Mathur yashika.mathur@htlive.com

Ac­tor Ta­her Shab­bir (above) shot to fame with the tele­vi­sion show Nisha Aur Uske Cousins, where he played the role of Vi­raj Singh Rathore. He then shared screen space with ac­tors such as Shah Rukh Khan in Fan (2016) and Taapsee Pannu in Naam Sha­bana. The ac­tor says that he would do any­thing, just to live in the world of films.

“Since I was 14, I have loved cin­ema. I love it so much that even if some­one asks me to sweep floors at a film set, I will do it as long as I can stay on sets. I can edit also, I have writ­ten three films and co-writ­ten a film also,” says Ta­her, whose pro­duc­tion Hanu­man Da Dam­daar re­leased re­cently.

For his TV show, Nisha and Uske Cousins, he said that he had gone to meet the cre­ators to re­ject the role. “Then, I read a scene where my char­ac­ter is giv­ing an in­ter­view and talk­ing about the need for women em­pow­er­ment. I thought, ‘there is a man fight­ing for women and I thought this is my chance to help rev­o­lu­tionise tele­vi­sion in In­dia,’” he says.

Even if some­one asks me to sweep floors on a film set, I will do it as long as I can stay on the sets TA­HER SHAB­BIR, AC­TOR

PHOTO: AMAL KS /HT

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