Tabu, who stepped into filmdom in early 1990s, has also worked in regional cinema by stepping out of the Hindi domain and working in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Bengali and English movies. She explained that it is her plain desire to act that allows her to do every kind of film.
Asked if she is open to do smaller budget 'festival films', the 44-year-old said: "I need a wider audience, but if you are paying my price, then take it to festivals, I am okay! But money matters. I can't be going to festivals and become the face of the film and trying to sell it. That's not my job. I don't want to become responsible for a film." Nevertheless, if she comes across a "great story and fantastic script", she may produce it. "I can either act in a film or be the face of it. I don't want to do both as it's too much work," added the actress, who will next be seen in the romantic drama "Fitoor" with Aditya Roy Kapoor and Katrina Kaif.
She essays the role of Begum in "Fitoor" and describes her character as "overpowering". "She is such a strong character. Her presence in the film is so overpowering that I just felt fortunate to have got this role. Ask me what I went through to get into the skin of the character. I should have taken double money," she quipped. Tabu says while she is satisfied with her career graph so far, there's room for a lot more work. "I should be satisfied. If I am not satisfied now, then it's very bad. There is always room for more and we all feel that we want to do more," she said.