Tabu: Acting happened by accident

Tabu is one of the best actors we have in the Hindi Film Industry. She’s not only one of the best now but has remained so since she first stepped foot in the industry. With films, over languages, like The Namesake, Haider, Chandni Bar, et cetra, Tabu has shown that she is not just some other actor.

Recently, Tabu finished 25 years in the movie business. Speaking about the same, she told a leading daily, “It’s been fun, challenging, gratifying… I cannot come up with any one adjective for my journey. Initially, I found it mentally challenging, as I come from a different background. I grew up in a simple family of academicians in Hyderabad. Acting happened by accident, like most things in my life. I never had an inclination for it. Adjusting to the mindset of the industry and its ways was tough. My journey of self-discovery actually began when I started understanding and giving more to the craft when I wanted to be more than just the heroine. Meeting people like Gulzar Saab, Mani Ratnam, Priyadarshan, Santosh Sivan… from then on, it began to get serious.”

She further spoke about her innings in the industry and how things work for her and said, “I don’t know, I don’t think it will be possible for me to analyze it. Commercial success has always helped me stay afloat and let me do other things. Being accepted in commercial as well as offbeat cinema has been my biggest strength.”

Well, Tabu, it is always a treat to watch you perform on screen!


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