Tabu: Following my individuality made me a game changer

I had the conviction that my way will work… I followed my own self and individuality so much that it automatically made me a game changer or set me apart from others. “I did not want to do things just because everyone else was doing it in the film industry. I was not following any reference point or that ‘I want to be like him or her or replace or be like anyone,’ I never had that thing in me.”
“I wanted to do my work in my own way and I was focused about it. I want to act, perform in my own way. Related News
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“I am always looking for new experiences. I was not interested in being anybody or following anybody.” She may have done mostly intense roles in the past few years, but Tabu says she has always been open to doing other stuff as well. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd “I have not consciously gone out of my way and done different stuff, with the intention to show that I am doing something (different). The actor insists she has never tried to prove a point and is glad that she could show her calibre through her work. While the 80s and 90s was dominated by action and romantic-comedy films, the 2000s saw a mix of everything from off-beat cinema to commercial masala entertainers, but Tabu says she never followed the rule book. 2017-11-05T16:16:06+00:00″>
Published:November 5, 2017 4:16 pm

“I followed my own self and individuality,” says Tabu. She says she has followed her own style irrespective of whether somebody liked it or not. Work wise, it has always been a mixed thing for me. In the 90s she was seen playing a Punjabi woman caught in the rise of Sikh insurgency in Maachis, a prostitute in Jeet, a family-oriented woman in Hum Saath Saath Hai and a suicide bomber in Hu Tu Tu. “You can like somebody, but you can’t be somebody, you can only be you. The point to be noted by others is that I have always been considered and chosen and wanted for all kind of genre of cinema, I feel that is my achievement in the film industry,” she says.