Updated: September 4, 2019 5:53:07 pm
Tabu’s filmography boasts of critically acclaimed films like Maachis, Virasat, Hu Tu Tu, Maqbool, Cheeni Kum, haider and Andhadhun, among more. The two-time National Award winner’s career is touching 35 years, but her charisma on the big screen hasn’t faded a bit.
When we asked Tabu about her memories of facing the camera for the first time, she hesitatingly revealed that since she was a child artiste before making her debut in a lead role, she does not remember much.
After a little prodding, the versatile actor revealed that the first time she faced a camera was for 1985 Dev Anand directorial Hum Naujawan.
Here’s all that Tabu went on to share about her first acting project.
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1. How did your first acting project, Hum Naujawan, come to you?
It is a very long story. I was in school. I was spotted at a kid’s birthday party and taken to Dev Anand and I was cast immediately.
2. What do you remember of your first day on set?
I was 11 years. I can’t remember much.
3. Were you nervous?
Nervousness like anything! I thought I would die facing so many people and acting. I was too young also.
4. And who were your co-stars? How was the rapport with them when you got to meet or work with them again later?
Dev Anand. I was playing his daughter. After the film, I went back to school. I went back to finish my 10th standard. And I never wanted to come back!
5. If given a chance to go back to your debut role, what’s that one thing you’d like to change or do better?
I was a child artiste. When I started doing full-fledged roles, Pehla Pehla Pyar was my first release and Prem was the first project I signed. So I don’t know which is my first project. I got the biggest break in Prem. I couldn’t ask for more.
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6. One film or role that inspired you to become an actor?
Nothing! I never wanted to be an actress. I just got pulled into it, and then I grew to like it after a few years. I worked with Gulzar ji. I got to do some great roles and meet some great people, then I started enjoying it.
(With inputs from Arushi Jain)
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