Tabu refuses to play Priyanka Chopra’s mother
Tabu might have played mother to American Indian actor Kal Penn in the Mira Nair-directed 'Namesake' but she is not too keen to play Priyanka Chopra’s mother in Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’. When Zoya approached Tabu to play Piggy Chops mother, she straightway refused. 42-year-old Tabu refused to play 31-year-old Priyanka Chopra’s mother.
"Tabu was approached to star in Zoya's film around five months ago but she turned down the role in the first meeting as she didn't think she suited the part. She is a star and has a wide repertoire of roles that have been appreciated by fans and critics alike. She felt that Priyanka's mother's role didn't fit in with what she is currently looking out for," revealed a source to Mid Day.
Tabu has all reasons to reject the role. She was recently seen playing Salman Khan’s elder sister in ‘Jai Ho’ and currently she is shooting ‘Haider’ with Shahid Kapoor and she has also bagged another promising project, a Vikas Bahl’s movie titled, ‘Return Gift’ opposite Shahid Kapoor."Vikas has already finished writing the script for one film, and he has finalised the star cast for the same. The film is titled 'Return Gift', and it will feature Shahid Kapoor and Tabu in it. Shooting for the film is scheduled to start soon," revealed a source.