Tabu in Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo – Why Did the Talented Actress Do Such a Small Role?
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Tabu in Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo – Why Did the Talented Actress Do Such a Small Role?

What was Tabu doing in Allu Arjun’s one-man show and that too in a minuscule role?

The one baffling puzzle that  follows us out of  the hugely entertaining Telugu release Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo is - what is the super-talented  beautiful Tabu doing playing Allu Arjun’s mother in this out-and-out masala film?

Allu is 36 to Tabu’s  48. And it’s not as though  the role is great  either. Jayaram  who plays  Tabu’s husband has a much  more substantial role than  Tabu. She barely  has  a playing-time  of  10-15 minutes and  only one  important  sequence.

What a disappointing return  to Telugu cinema after 11 years! So what made  her do it? According to sources  it was the money. “Allu  Arvind the film’s producer,  was   keen to have Tabu on board. They offered her more than what she  usually gets paid  in Hindi films,” whispers the source.

 However  to see her  in such a minuscule role comes as  a shock to  her fans (yours truly included). A close friend  of  Tabu in Bollywood defends her decision to be a part of Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo. “She  did it out of  goodwill for the Allu family. Being from Hyderabad, she has  close ties with the  Telugu  film industry. Even in Hindi cinema she  has done small roles in  the Salman  starrers  Jai Ho and  Bharat because of her closeness to Salman Khan and his family. Also, even if she did Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo for the  money what’s wrong with it? Why is she expected to survive on  praise  just because  she’s a brilliant actress?”

Whatever be the reason for her  reason to do this Telugu film, it remains to be seen how 2020 pans out for her. In 2019, she had a hit in De De Pyaar De with Ajay Devgn. But her next film Jawani Jaaneman with Saif Ali Khan seem to be following the same formula. Will it click?  

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