Tabu is presently going by way of a purple patch in her prolific profession. In a 12 months which noticed many movies failing to seek out takers, she starred in two huge hits- Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 and Drishyam 2, which entered the ₹200 crore membership.
“I have no words. I don’t think anyone of us ever imagined our film would do these numbers. More importantly, with that the combination of the film getting so much love unanimously is heartening. It wasn’t like the film was promoted in a big way, it’s just the brand,” gushes the 52-year-old.
It was an enormous danger too for the makers, contemplating audiences have been extraordinarily choosy about which movie they catch on the theatres. Moreover, the unique Malayalam movie, Drishyam 2 dropped on a streaming platform in 2021, which could have affected the Hindi model. Tabu agrees, “I don’t think about all this, I am terrible at these calculations. I can’t understand or analyse the business side. People have had these conversations in front of me, that it is out on an OTT, who will go to watch the Hindi version now. Dekho, jab tak film release nahi hoti, band muthhi hoti hai. I am terrible at making assumptions about any film. Something worked like magic, which put all those discussions and dialogues to rest.”
Calling it ‘amazing’ that two of her movies introduced a much-needed breather for Bollywood, the actor maintains that it’s unpredictable. “You cannot ever make any calculation. That’s why it’s really like a gamble. The producers were confident that the films will do well, and I was amazed at that understanding. You cannot predict the audiences’ mood, whether they will want to watch a film or not. You cannot sit and deconstruct. Tell me any one person responsible (for the success)? There are so many factors which come into play. Ultimately, it’s pointless to even try to understand. I don’t put my head there, it’s not my area. I just have to act in the film and enjoy the success,” says Tabu.
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