I don’t mind getting slotted as character actor: Tabu

Tabu said: "I don't mind people calling me by any tag or slot as long as I am happy doing what I am doing. I have also done characters even when I was doing the leads."

Written by Sonup Sahadevan | Mumbai | Published:February 9, 2016 5:17 pm
Tabu, Fitoor Tabu said, “People give you a tag as per what works for you. If I do three comedy films and that works then I will get slotted as a comic actor. Whatever image of yours works for a filmmaker, the same will be encashed. Slotting happens that way.” (Source: Varinder Chawla)

From playing leads in 90s to graduating to powerful character roles today, Tabu has made a seamless transition. And she doesn’t mind being slotted as a character actor today.

“I don’t mind people calling me by any tag or slot as long as I am happy doing what I am doing. I have also done characters even when I was doing the leads. I have films like ‘Biwi No 1’ and other films in which I had small roles lengthwise but that has never mattered to me,” said Tabu.

Elaborating on how an actor gets slotted in Bollywood, Tabu said, “People give you a tag as per what works for you. If I do three comedy films and that works then I will get slotted as a comic actor. Whatever image of yours works for a filmmaker, the same will be encashed. Slotting happens that way.” Tabu had fun looking beautiful, glamorous in ‘Fitoor’

Tabu, however, believes that she is someone who cannot be slotted. “Some people tell me that I cannot be slotted. They come to me with all kinds of roles.”

Talking about her character in Fitoor, Tabu said, ” It’s a complex character in the sense that she has had a very difficult life. My character is full of madness and it is in your face.” Read: Want everything to go well for Katrina Kaif: Tabu

Fitoor releases on Friday (February 12).