I became an actor by accident: Tabu
The actor says she never aspired to get into Bollywood
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.