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Indian actress Tabu says she has become choosy about her roles

Indian actress Tabu says she has become choosy about her roles

Well-known Indian actress Tabu says she has become very particular about the filmmakers she works with.
Standard Hindi-language romantic movies no longer appeal to her, she told The Indian Express newspaper.
"I've become so spoilt now that a good role and a good director are no longer enough to make me act," she said. "I consider whether the banner (production house) and the producer are good enough and whether I'll be comfortable working with the team."
Tabu, a 35-year-old actress who uses one name, has won several national awards. She has acted in more than 50 movies since debuting in the early 1990s and is considered one of the most talented Indian actresses.
She was last seen on the screen playing a writer's muse in "Meenaxi _ Tale of 3 Cities."
Her forthcoming movie is "The Namesake," directed by Mira Nair, which is to hit screens next month. It is based on a novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian-born American author Jhumpa Lahiri.
In the film, Tabu plays a woman appearing as a young bride, a mother and then a widow in her adopted country.
"I read Jhumpa's novel long before the project took off," the newspaper quoted Tabu as saying. "I just loved the character of Ashima whom I play. I thought it would make a great film."
Tabu also stars alongside Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan in "Cheeni Kum," or "Less Sugar," which is to be released by the end of the year.
She plays a tourist visiting London who stops by an Indian restaurant. She complains about her meal, setting off a tiff with the master chef, played by Bachchan.


Updated : 2021-06-13 22:29 GMT+08:00