Actor Tahir Raj Bhasin plays a champion sportsperson in Nitesh Tiwaris next film, "Chhichhore". His character, Derek, is inspired by the "Dangal" director's real-life senior from his engineering college days.
"Derek, my character, in 'Chhichhore' is actually based on the director's real life senior in engineering college and I had no clue about it till he took me to Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B)," said Tahir.
"The original Derek was a rebel and a sports champ who oozed charisma. His style is an urban legend in hostel corridors even today. To inspire me for the part, Nitesh sir took me for a walk around his old campus, IIT Bombay, where Derek's name is on the sports achievers boards in all the cafeterias and corridors.
"The details he divulged about Derek's personality, popularity and swag were my ammunition to prepare for this role and I have tried to do justice to my director's vision. Hopefully, the original Derek and batchmates from his era will be proud of how I have portrayed him on screen," he added.
Talking about the characters around which the film revolves, it includes Anni (Sushant Singh Rajput), Maya (Shraddha Kapoor), Sexa (Varun Sharma), Derek (Tahir Raj Bhasin), Mummy (Tushar Pandey), Acid (Naveen Polishetty) and Bevda (Saharsh Kumar Shukla). Prateik Babbar is also in the film playing the role of an anti-hero named Raggie.
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The film is produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and will hit the screens on 6th September 2019. Click here for more Bollywood news, Television scoops, celebrity updates and entertainment pictures and videos.