Tabu: Filmmakers haven’t tapped my full potential yet
“Vishal sees in me something which not everybody else is able to. Just to get that from a director that ‘Oh My God he is visualising me like this’, it makes your work different.
You look at yourself the way a director looks at you. That gives you the basis for your performance,” she said.
The actress has been part of several book adaptations, from “Maqbool” and “Haider” – based on William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” and “Hamlet” respectively, to “Life of Pi” (based on a book of the same name by Yann Martel) and “The Namesake”, based on a novel by Jhumpa Lahiri.
“I don’t know why all book adaptations come to me. I must become the poster girl for adaptations of books,” she said.
When asked if it is easier to play a character based on a book, Tabu says, “I didn’t know anything about the characters till the scripts came to me. I haven’t read those books.
“Because I have not made my own thing about them, I go by the script and whatever brief my director or writer gives me about the character,” she added.
Inputs By PTI