She has given path-breaking performances in several critically acclaimed movies, but actress Tabu feels Bollywood filmmakers have not utilised her full potential yet.
When asked if while looking back she feels filmmakers have not tapped her full potential, Tabu said, “Absolutely. I don’t think I’ve tapped my full potential, forget the filmmakers…I think a very minuscule part of my potential has been tapped.”
The 44-year-old actress, who has won two National Awards for her roles in ‘Maachis’ (1996) and the 2001 drama ‘Chandni “Bar’, says she feels like this because she has a different understating of herself today.
“I feel that may be it’s not true. May be I feel that now when you have a different understanding of your own potential, of yourself. I feel I could’ve done things in so many different ways,” she said. “I’ve got to do a lot. But I feel there is a lot which can be done also. Of course everybody thinks and feels like that,” she said.
Following her award-winning stint in ‘Chandni Bar’, Tabu then acted in ‘Maqbool’ made by filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj’s, who she believes “allowed” her to try different things as an actress.
“He has allowed me to do it. I got a chance to do it with him. I didn’t even know what was in store for me in ‘Maqbool’ or the kind of film he was going to make. I was just too excited to play this character which was unusual for a Hindi cinema heroine to do at that time,” she said.