Awards don’t matter to Tabu
While she received much praise for her acting prowess in Haider in which she played actor Shahid Kapoor’s mother, Tabu didn’t win a National Award for it. When we recently told her that her co-star Irrfan Khan was convinced that she should have won the award for the Vishal Bhardwaj directorial, Tabu laughed it off saying: “I never thought that I should get an award for it. It didn’t matter to me. Haider was a journey and it was over and done with (after the film released). The experience was far more important to me than wondering why I didn’t get an award. I’d have been happy if I got it, but it made no difference that I didn’t get it. She adds, “I appreciate Irrfan for being so open about his feelings,” she says.
While many heroines shy away from playing mothers onscreen, this has never bothered the 43-year-old. “Agar mujhe role acchha lagta hai, I take it up. For me her (my character’s) marital status or designation has never mattered. Even in Astitva (2000), I was too young to play mother to a grown up son. But it never mattered as I saw the character’s journey, and that is what pulled me in the film. Everything else was inconsequential,” Tabu says.
The actor will soon be seen with Ajay Devgn in an upcoming film, after a gap of 16 years (They last worked together in Takshak). “Ajay is someone who does not take everything very seriously, but still knows his job well. That is one of the reasons I said yes to the movie,” says Tabu.