On Wednesday, reports suggested that Mardaani star Tahir Raj Bhasin had been cast in place of Ali, one of the three Pakistani actors whose casting in Bollywood films raised objections from certain quarters in light of the Uri attacks
Tahir says he underwent a difficult training session for the film and his co-star John, helped him a lot during that period
"I got a call from Yash Raj Films (YRF) for a role in Mardaani. They wanted me to audition for a role of a villain (and) I found the part interesting. But then they (YRF) called up saying they have got a young villain and wanted me to play a police officer. I was not keen on playing that role"
"I have to say that in this project, working with John Abraham and Sonakshi Sinha has been an absolute blast. Sonakshi is an absolute rockstar. She has got a great taste in fashion and music"