Tabu is very cau­tious with her film choices

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Ac­claimed ac­tor Tabu en­joys play­ing strong women char­ac­ters, but doesn’t want to limit and get type­cast. The star, who fea­tured in Dr­ishyam (2015), says she is al­ways cau­tious with her film choices. With more women-cen­tric films in­creas­ingly chang­ing the land­scape of In­dian cinema, when asked why she hasn’t been seen in such films of late, the 45-year-old says, “Tak­ing that de­ci­sion is not black and white, like it was ear­lier. In the be­gin­ning of my ca­reer, I did many films that didn’t have the womenori­ented tag, but be­cause the char­ac­ter of­fered was mean­ing­ful. Now, if pro­duc­ers and di­rec­tors are com­ing to me with the idea of putting the re­spon­si­bil­ity of a ‘women-ori­ented’ film on my shoul­ders, I don’t want to get stuck in there.” The six-time Na­tional Award-win­ning ac­tor, who started out in 1980 with a small part in the film Bazaar, adds, “The fo­cus should be on my work, not that I can sell a cer­tain cat­e­gory of films.” For some­one who has played in­tense roles all her life, on whether she ever feels af­fected by such char­ac­ters in real life af­ter she has done shoot­ing for them, Tabu says, “Yes, but the in­ten­sity de­pends on how much that char­ac­ter has im­pacted your mind. Some char­ac­ters, like the one from Hu Tu Tu was en­tirely dif­fer­ent from who I am. My char­ac­ters in Maq­bool (2003), Haider (2014), or The Name­sake (2007) were so larger-than-life that they could shake your equi­lib­rium.” Af­ter her lat­est, Gol­maal Again, she will be seen in Luv Ran­jan’s rom­com, once again with ac­tor Ajay Devgn.

The fo­cus should be on my work, not that I can sell a cer­tain cat­e­gory of films TABU, AC­TOR

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Ac­tor Tabu does not want to get type­cast in women-ori­ented roles

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