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.