Tabu says she changed a lot after working with Irrfan Khan: I learnt to be true to my characters

Tabu said Irrfan Khan affected her a lot. The two actors worked together in Maqbool and The Namesake.

Updated on Sep 23, 2022 03:23 AM IST  |  347.4K
Tabu says she changed a lot after working with Irrfan Khan: I learnt to be true to my characters

Bollywood actor Tabu, who delivered two of her career-defining performances in Maqbool and The Namesake, opposite late actor Irrfan Khan believes she ‘changed a lot’ after working with the actor. She said it was Irrfan who taught her to be true to her characters and to herself. In a new interview, the actress said that what she shared with Irrfan on-screen, she can’t share with anyone else. “I can’t even start to say what he meant to me, but I can say what I shared with Irrfan on-screen, I don’t know if I can and if I have shared that with anybody and that’s for everyone to see,” she said.

Tabu says Irrfan Khan affected her a lot

Talking about the late actor, she told Film Companion, “He affected me a lot and I changed a lot after working with him. It’s like those people who come into your life and redefine it and make you see things differently. I learnt to be completely true to my characters and myself and bring that to my work.”

Tabu talks about Ajay Devgn

Tabu, who is currently basking in the success of Anees Bazmee’s Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, also talked about Ajay Devgn with whom she wrapped the shooting of his directorial Bholaa. The film marks their ninth project together. Tabu said Devgn is a “completely different human being” when he takes the director’s chair. From a fun, easy-going person, he transforms into a “super serious” man when he enters a film set as a director.

“He (Devgn) enters a completely different zone when he is directing. Nothing exists around him. You can walk past him and he will be unaware and that is because he enjoys directing so much,” shared Tabu.

Recalling how Ajay Devgn switched from being a fun co-actor on the sets of Drishyam 2 to a serious person who “never smiles” on the set of Bholaa, Tabu said “He was all over the place, making jokes and taking everything easy on the set of Drishyam 2. The next day, I walk onto the Bholaa set, and there is an Ajay Devgn who is like one stone. No smile. No laughter. Nothing. He is super serious. Sometimes I was like "Is he the same person who was acting with me the other day?”

To note, Bholaa is Ajay’s fourth directorial, the last one being Runway 34, which has been appreciated by one and all. It's slated for a March 2023 release. Bholaa is the official Hindi remake of the Tamil hit Kaithi. 

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Credits: Indian Express, Film Companion, Tabu Instagram

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Sep 24, 2022 12:35 AM
I am a south Indian and do appreciate lot of bollywood movies..i dont know why \'Runaway\' 34\' did not was so crisp, directed beautifully...such movies done with honesty should have worked..its Sad!!