Happy Birthday Tabu: Much before women-centric films became a thing in Bollywood, the actor carved a niche in the industry

Published:November 4, 2017 10:34 am

Happy Birthday Tabu: The actor turns 45 today. Soon her excellence reached a point where the actor carved her own niche. The two-time National Award winner also knew how to portray the grey shades with impact on the silver screen. Something similar happened when Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider came out in 2014. Chandni Bar, Madhur Bhandarkar’s gritty tale of a poor girl Mumtaz who gets raped by her uncle and then starts working in dance bar for a living, had Tabu in her element and even after years, the impact of her acting in the film is fresh in the mind of fans. It is not that what she portrayed on-screen was left confined to the 70 mm screen. Thus, even her grey character left an impact and people loved Tabu more than Shahid Kapoor in the movie. But it was only after the 1994 film Vijaypath that the actor gained prominence in Bollywood. Related News
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© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd Soon, the actor proved that she doesn’t need her male counterpart to lift her character in a movie. I never felt the need to be in the rat race.” And another interview had her saying, “Just because the format of the media is changing, it does not mean that I will change myself.”
As the actor turns 45 today, we wish we get to see more of her on the silver screen. She was once said in an interview, “I don’t mind people calling me by any tag or slot as long as I am happy doing what I am doing.” Her other statements read, “If I like something, I will do it otherwise I won’t do it. In person too Tabu is as headstrong as she is in her movies. Some of the characters like that of a bar dancer, a woman who falls in love with a man of her father’s age or who does not mind talking about her love child made it difficult to ignore this Bollywood heroine who started off her career two decades ago and still is very much a part of the film industry. More than the movie, the song “Ruk Ruk Ruk Arre Baba Ruk” composed by Anu Malik became the talking point of the movie and Tabu caught the attention of filmmakers. In the movie, Tabu’s character Ghazala played her cards in her own way without worrying about what is wrong or right.