Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's debut web series 'Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar,' streaming on Netflix received mixed responses from the audience. However, a section of fans were elated to see some of the 'lost actors' in the drama series. Though all actors nailed their characters, Taha Shah Badussha stole the limelight. Fans were in awe of the actor and his impressive performance as Tajdar Baloch. While netizens labelled him as the 'National Crush,' his followers on social media grew unexpectedly.

However, Taha Shah Badussha has a different opinion. Though he is extremely happy, he is also surprised. Further, he also shared his thoughts over being labelled as National Crush.

During a recent interview with Hindustan Times, Taha expressed his happiness for the love showered over him. He also mentioned that he is stunned by the number of likes and the increased number of followers on social media.

Taha also stated that he was certain that people would love his work one day, but had never thought it would happen so suddenly. He also stated that he is grateful for getting his dues after working hard for 15 years.

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Talking about the 'National Crush' tag and the increased number of likes on posts and followers, Taha was quoted as saying, "I didn’t expect something like this coming, yeh bahut badi cheez hai. Mere posts par 500-600 likes aate the and pata nahi aisa kya hua hai that they have gone in lacs. This whole National crush thing is very humbling."

Further, he credited SLB for his new status and the reception by the audience. He said that he has remained unchanged over the years. But, due to the talented director's presentation, he gained recognition.

Taha added, "I feel that Tajdar is the National crush, Taha bas ek zariya hai. I am what people have made me today. I hope every character becomes a national or international crush, that’s very encouraging."

Notably, Taha's followers on Instagram prior to Heeramandi's release were nearly 183K. However, after the show's release, the number is increasing consistently. Now, Taha boasts over 2 million followers.

Well, many would agree with what Taha said. But, certainly, it was Taha, who portrayed the character of Tajdar impressively for which fans poured live for the actor.

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