Tabu: Eternal Beauty in the Era of Manufactured Comebacks

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Tabu: Eternal Beauty in the Era of Manufactured Comebacks

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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eing Tabu is no easy feat. In fact, it took even Tabu a while to become Tabu.

She started as a gawky teen in her awkward debut in Dev Anand’s Hum Naujawan (1985), with her girl-next-door face. The first two decades of her Bollywood career were uneventful; she often played the demure lassie to the dashing hero – roles that couldn’t be further from her personality and oeuvre.

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