“Am grateful to ‘showman’ Bhansali-Sir for giving me a ‘second-life-in acting’ with my ‘Tajdar’ role in ‘Heeramandi’ (Netflix), “insists ‘national crush’ Taaha Shah Badussha by Chaitanya Padukone

Taaha Shah Badussha, the current 'national crush', expresses gratitude to Sanjay Leela Bhansali for giving him a second chance in acting through his role in 'Heeramandi' on Netflix

Taaha had previously faced ups and downs in his acting career and considers this opportunity a rejuvenation

He started his career with YRF's 'Luv Ka The End' and later appeared in Dharma Productions' 'Gippi', both of which failed at the box office

Taaha chased the casting director for an audition and initially signed a contract for a minor role, but Bhansali changed his mind and offered him the lead character of Tajdar

Working with Bhansali was a learning experience for Taaha, as the director is known for his perfectionism and attention to detail

Taaha's performance in 'Heeramandi' has gained him a large female fan following, with some fans considering him the eighth wonder of the world

The torture scene in the series was physically demanding for Taaha, as he willingly shot hanging upside down with fake blood bleeding from his nose and mouth

Despite opening to mixed reviews, 'Heeramandi' debuted at number 2 on Netflix's Top 10 global chart with over 45 million views.

Speculation arises about the possibility of Taaha returning in a potential second season of 'Heeramandi' as Tajdar's son

The success of 'Heeramandi' has led to whispers of a potential sequel