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I Get Emotionally Complex Characters To Play: Tabu

For Tabu, even smaller roles or cameo appearances in films are of no concern. Rather, she happily does such roles both for herself, and for her friends
03 Feb 2020 15:43
I Get Emotionally Complex Characters To Play: Tabu
Tabu.

The beauty of an actor like Tabu lies in the fact that you can’t typecast her. In her 27-year-old career, she has always been a trendsetter, experimenting with every shade in the actor palette, whether it’s white, black or grey, long before her contemporaries dared to do it.

With ‘Jawaani Jaaneman’, Tabu has not only experimented with her look but also with her character, she is playing role of a carefree mom, who loves to live life like a nomad.

Tabu’s career is testimony to the fact that your experiences make you humble and all the more receptive towards things changing around you. “In the past 10-15 years, too much has changed in the world — politics, economics, sexuality, man-woman relationship, love and so on. And, so, the change in the content being churned out by the film industry was (also) bound to happen,” explains Tabu.

Hinting at how audience’s sensibilities towards cinema have changed, she says, “I don’t think that anybody would have thought that a film like AndhaDhun (2018), with a serial killer playing a crucial role and where almost everybody is evil and grey, would get the kind of love and acceptance that it eventually received. I think all this is a depiction of growth.”

For Tabu, even smaller roles or cameo appearances in films are of no concern. Rather, she happily does such roles both for herself, and for her friends. “There is no ego in doing smaller roles like I did in De De Pyaar De (2019) or in Sanju (2018) and Bharat (2019). These are films that I wanted to be a part of,” she says.

So, how does she define her growth as an actor? “Luckily, I get emotionally complex characters to play,” she says, adding, “As an actor and artiste, these characters are very engaging. I’ve enjoyed playing these characters and living their journeys (smiles).”

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