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4 Reasons Which Prove That Tabu Isn't Another 'Damsel In Distress'

Tabu has paved her way to the top with a number of brilliant performances in her career and with the recently released Andhadhun, she has proved once again, that when it comes to layered characters, there's no one like her.

Tabu 4 Reasons Which Prove That Tabu Isn't Another 'Damsel In Distress' Source : Press


Tabassum Fatima Hashmi, lovingly known as Tabu by cinema lovers is without a doubt, one legendary actor who always brings her A-game no matter what role she chooses to play Her exceptional acting skills and her choice of roles are proof of her inimitable prowess.


Tabu has paved her way to the top with a number of brilliant performances in her career and with the recently released Andhadhun, she has proved once again, that when it comes to layered characters, there's no one like her.


So here are 4 reasons why Tabu is really a cut above all the rest -


Realistic Performance - The 1996 blockbuster Maachis, which is based on the aftermath of Operation Blue Star showed her as a Punjabi woman named Veeran, a victim of the Sikh insurgency. Her stellar performance was recognized by many as she went on to win the National Award for Best Actress for the movie that year.


Ahead Of Her Time - Tabu has always been way ahead of her time and it definitely shows in the kind of movies she has acted in. In Astitva, she is seen playing the role of a confident wife who has an affair with a music teacher while she is in a continuous search of her identity. Also, her performance as Mumtaz in Chandni bar is hands down one of the most memorable performances in Bollywood history. Very few actors have the courage, especially in Bollywood, to take on roles like these when Bollywood was, as usual, saturated with the usual masala fare.


Consistently Defied Stereotypes - The actress had been consistently defied stereotypes and raised the bar of cinema in India Tabu's strong and mature performance in Cheeni Kum where she is seen falling in love with a man 30 years elder to her, something an actor with a penchant for a safe role wouldn't even consider a decade ago.


Essaying Dark Roles - The actress knows how to strike a balance between commercial and art-house cinema and is one of the very few actresses who has portrayed a more dark and layered role. Her recent movies like Haidar, Fitoor and the recently released Andhadhun proves her mettle as an actor. Whether it is tying up loose knots, or letting a brief moment of humanity emerge - Tabu's Simi is simply a joy to watch.


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