Tabu has been a serious actress and consummate professional in Bollywood for almost 25 years now. But in all that time, there have rarely been any linkups between her and her co-stars. In fact, Tabu hasn’t even gotten married yet.
This seems odd in an industry where almost no one remains single or committed for that matter, for a long time. These questions were put up to Tabu in a recent interview, and her answer shocked everyone. As she blamed her relationship with Ajay Devgan for her single status.
When asked to clarify, she said, “Yes, Ajay and I have known each other for 25 years. He was my cousin Sameer Arya’s neighbor and close buddy, a part of my growing up years and that has laid the foundation of our relationship. When I was young, Sameer and Ajay would spy on me, follow me around and threaten to beat up any boys who are caught talking to me. They were the big bullies and if I am single today, it is because of Ajay. I hope he repents and regrets what he did.”
When asked whether Ajay knew of this, and what he thought, she joked, ”I told him the other day to please find me a boy to marry. But jokes aside, our relationship has grown because we have worked so much with each other. From among the male actors, if there is anyone I can count on, it’s Ajay. He is like a child, and yet so protective. The atmosphere on set when he’s around is stress-free. We share a unique relationship and an unconditional affection.”
Ajay and Tabu have worked as an on screen couple in many movies, like Vijaypath, Takshak and Haqeeqat. In fact, they will also be working together again, in Ajay’s upcoming movie, Golmaal Again. They will also be romancing each other in another movie, which will be directed by Luv Ranjan.
When asked how she felt about romancing Ajay after so many years, she said, “We did Vijaypath in ’94. It’s nice to be able to romance the same hero on screen even after 23 years.”
Regarding Golmaal Again, Tabu added, “I’ve wanted to do a light-hearted film for a long time, more so because my mother was fed up of me doing ‘rona-dhona’ roles. A lot of people have also been saying that they wanted to see me in a comedy like Biwi No 1 and Hera Pheri. I remember joking with Rohit Shetty at parties, saying, ‘I want to be part of the Golmaal franchise because I want to just stand there and laugh.’ To be honest, even in a film like Golmaal Again, I’m the more serious and credible character, but as part of the team, I get the chance to stand there and laugh at the boys (Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade and Kunal Kemmu) who are doing what they do best.”
This will also be her first time working with Rohit Shetty. “I’m working with Rohit for the first time and I’m really happy. There is an unexplained familiarity when I’m on the sets with him. He’s completely focused on the action but at the same time, he makes his actors comfortable.”
After hearing all that, we are definitely excited about how these movie will turn out. What do you think about all this? Tell us in the comments.