I be­came an ac­tor by ac­ci­dent: Tabu

The ac­tor says she never as­pired to get into Bol­ly­wood

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Variety - An­juri Na­yar Singh ■ an­juri. na­yar@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

When an ac­tor, who has held view­ers spell­bound with her per­for­mances, says that she never wanted to be­come an ac­tor, it’s bound to sur­prise one. That ac­tor is Tabu (right), whose best films in­clude Haider (2014) and Virasat (1997).

Tabu says that act­ing hap­pened to her by chance. “I never wanted to be an ac­tor. It was never an as­pi­ra­tion for me. Those who as­pire to en­ter the in­dus­try of­ten have a barom­e­ter of suc­cess. But I had no idea and no in­ter­est (in act­ing). It was an ac­ci­dent and mis­man­age­ment of af­fairs,” says Tabu.

The ac­tor, how­ever, feels lucky to have earned ap­pre­ci­a­tion for her work. “I am very lucky to have a good po­si­tion and a place for my­self in the in­dus­try. I’ve con­nected with so many peo­ple through my work over the years. I’m happy that I’ve man­aged to earn the re­spect and love of so many peo­ple, who have told me how they feel about my work. I think I have done well for my­self,” she says.

Even to­day, Tabu says, she works hard to main­tain a bal­ance be­tween work and her per­sonal space. “I have al­ways tried to keep a dis­tance from the mad­ness of my life. I am glad that I am in that phase now where I am able to do it. There is a huge force that I feel be­fore I be­gin my work. I think I will al­ways feel that. But I like to keep my equi­lib­rium and try not to get overly car­ried away with this or that,” she says.

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