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Happy being selective

india Updated: Feb 16, 2010 02:09 IST

Actress Tabu is back after a long hiatus with her upcoming film,

Toh Baat Pakki

. She insists that her absence from the silver screen was due to her selectiveness. “I have always been selective about my films. I’m not interested in something that doesn’t excite me,” said Tabu.



Tabu, who was last seen with Amitabh Bachchan in

Cheeni Kum

in 2007, said that the film she takes up should be exciting enough for her, be it the character, story line or the plot. “The long period of absence (from the screen) was an extension of my selectiveness. I was waiting for something exciting to happen... Characters that inspire and make me sit up,” she said. The

National Award

-winning actress said that happiness and peace matter the most in her life. “I only do things that make me happy. There are no compromises to this self-set rule,” she said.



Toh Baat Pakki

releases on Friday and Tabu plays the role of a protective elder sister, who is out to find a suitable match for her sister in the film. Talking about her co-star in the film Sharman Joshi who tasted success in

3 Idiots

, Tabu said, “I think highly of him as an actor.”