A challenge I couldn’t resist: Dalip Tahil on playing Zulfiqar Bhutto in IB 71

Directed by Sankalp Reddy, IB 71 is an espionage action-drama starring Vidyut Jammwal
Dalip Tahil on playing Zulfiqar Bhutto in IB 71
Dalip Tahil on playing Zulfiqar Bhutto in IB 71

Dalip Tahil plays Zulfiqar Bhutto in the upcoming Vidyut Jammwal starrer IB 71. Posting on his social media, Tahil wrote about playing Bhutto “Playing the role of Zulfiqar Bhutto was a challenge that I couldn’t resist. I needed to bring a sense of authenticity and nuance to the character. I spent months researching Bhutto’s life, his mannerisms, and his speech patterns. I hope that my portrayal of the character does justice to his legacy and brings to the fore the cultural similarities that exist between our two countries.”

The Sankalp Reddy directorial revolves around the 1971 war between India and Pakistan. Talking about Tahil’s performance, the makers said “ “Tahhil spent months researching Bhutto's life, mannerisms, and speech patterns to ensure that his portrayal of the character was authentic and nuanced. Tahil’s casting has also brought to the fore the cultural and historical ties that bind the Sindhi communities on either side of the India-Pakistan border. Tahil had with himself the opportunity to play such an important character and showcase the cultural similarities between the two countries.”

IB 71 also stars Anupam Kher and Vishal Jethwa. The movie is set to release in theatres on May 12. 

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