Tabu in a bold appearance
Bollywood actress Tabu stated once that women empowerment is paradoxical because the real empowerment should come from within than without. Director-actor Mahesh Manjrekar is learnt to have come up with such a role about a woman who dares to assert her identity and sexuality in a society straitjacketed in old mindset. Film titled ‘White’, Mahesh wants to cast Tabu in the role of a middleclass woman who walks out on her insensitive, uncaring husband but also has an affair with a young man.
“It is a bolder look at the feelings, dreams and nightmares of an Indian housewife than anything attempted on screen,” Mahesh said. Mahesh says when the script was being written and the leading character was getting fleshed out, he could only see Tabu playing the role.
Tabu had played a similar independent woman with a mind of her own in Manjrekar’s ‘Astitva’ almost a decade ago.