Q&A: TABU

India Today - - STATE OF THE STATES - —with Suhani Singh

Tabu, ac­tor, on do­ing things her way, play­ing great char­ac­ters and (not) blab­ber­ing about her life to ev­ery­one

Q. How do you see the much-dis­cussed end­ing of And­had­hun?

What I see in the film is what I want to be­lieve. I want to stay in the myth. I want to be­lieve that what Ayush­mann (Khur­rana) said ac­tu­ally hap­pened.

Q. You have com­pleted 25 years in cin­ema. Are you con­tent?

I feel like I am done for 10 life­times as far as great roles are concerned. I am get­ting to play great char­ac­ters, es­pe­cially in the past seven years. I am al­lowed space to be able to own my work.

Q. Do you ap­proach com­mer­cial and in­de­pen­dent cin­ema dif­fer­ently?

I don’t mea­sure my work ac­cord­ing to a film’s bud­get. My work will be there for pos­ter­ity.

Q. When was the first time you felt ‘I want more of this’?

It hap­pened dur­ing Maachis, Astitva and

Maq­bool—you say ‘Arre, I hope I keep get­ting to ap­ply this ex­pe­ri­ence’.

Q. You are among the few ac­tors not rep­re­sented by an agency.

No­body can quote-un­quote ‘man­age me’. I like to be the mas­ter of my de­ci­sions.

Q. Is be­ing away from Twit­ter a con­scious choice?

I will never come on Twit­ter. I can’t keep talk­ing, shar­ing and blab­ber­ing ev­ery­thing about my life to ev­ery­one.

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