For those wondering why Tabu hasn’t been actively promoting her upcoming film Talvar, here’s the thing — the actress has a three-minute role in the film. It’s more of a fleeting appearance than a cameo even, says a source.
Tabu plays the wife of Irrfan Khan who is an investigative officer in the film. Her role has no bearing on the main plot whatsoever and only helps in depicting the officer (Irrfan) as a man with marital problems.
So why did she sign up for a blink and miss role? Says a source, “Tabu is very close to director Meghna Gulzar, her father Gulzar saab and of course Irrfan. Besides, Irrfan and Tabu have been looking forward to working as man and wife ever since Mira Nair’s The Namesake and Vishal Bhardwaj’s Maqbool, but unfortunately all their films after that didn’t have the two in the same frame.
They both had parts to play in Ang Lee’s Life of Pi and Vishal’s Haider, but didn’t share screen space. So they decided to take this up, even if it was a small role.” When asked, Irrfan confirmed, “I really want to do one more intense film with Tabu after Maqbool and The Namesake to complete our trilogy of passionate films.”