Length of the role does not affect my choice: Tabu

Panaji: Tabu was aware that people will question her decision to work in ‘Life of Pi’ but the actress says she opted for the film despite a short role because it gave her a chance to team up with Oscar-winning filmmaker Ang Lee.

"I am always defined as a character actor or people say in some movies my role is short and still I did it. I knew it that after `Life of Pi` people will again question my short length of role but it does not concern me.

"For me it was an incredible experience personally and professionally. I only thought that I am getting a chance to work with Ang, whose work I hugely admire," Tabu said at a press conference on the sidelines of 43rd International Film Festival of India. The film opened the 11-day long festival last night.

Tabu, 41, plays the role of Pi`s mother in the film, which is based on Yann Martel`s novel. It hits the theatres on November 23.

The actress, who has give hits like ‘Maachis’, ‘Chandni Bar’, ‘Maqbool’, ‘Cheeni Kum’ in her two-decade long career, also said for her it is the story which is bigger than characters in movies.

"I feel story is bigger than characters, with each of my film I try to give weight to the content first and then my role. With Ang it is the same so that`s where we connected. I am honoured to be a part of this movie," she added.

Tabu has been very selective about her movies and the actress says it is not a conscious decision but nothing interesting comes her way.

"Its not like I don`t want to do movies but nothing interesting comes my way so I take my time to select a project."

PTI

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