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Limelight wary actress Tabu prefers to open up only at the time of her film’s release.

entertainment Updated: Feb 25, 2010 02:06 IST
Neha Sharma

She has always been reclusive, shunning the media and giving limited interviews even at the time of her film releases. So when actress Tabu decided to do widespread promotions for her latest release

Toh Baat Pakki

, it was quite a task for her.

“It is quite tiring giving back-to-back interviews. The last time I spoke to the media was two-and-a-half-years-ago when

Cheeni Kum

released and even then, it wasn’t this extensive. But what to do? I have to create awareness about my film,” she said, while on a visit to the Capital.

Ask Tabu if she’s limelight wary and she shoots back, “What is so unusual about that? I don’t think it is unusual. There has to be something for me to talk about. What should I talk about when I am not coming out with a film?”

On her long absences from Bollywood, the actress has a counterpoint. “Why does every journalist want to

know that? I am anyway very choosy about the films I do. Everyone knows that, right?

I was doing this film because it suited my taste. It is simple and relatable. Plus, there were a couple of South films that kept me busy. It’s not just about doing films for me, it is about doing good films.

And I was doing up my house in Hyderabad. It wasn’t like I wasn’t doing anything. I don’t know how long would

it be before my next project. That’s again something people keep asking me all the time. But honestly, I don’t know,” she says.

Her serious films and persona aside, Tabu says she is an easy person on the sets. “Shoots are a lot of fun. The atmosphere is very good, but at the end of the day I’m serious and the aim is to make a good film.” The actress is also a fan of Delhi. “I love the winters and the greenery. The food and shopping here are always great.”