The one baffling question in the hugely entertaining Telugu film Ala Vaikuntapurramlo is, what is the super-talented, beautiful Tabu doing playing Allu Arjun’s mother in this out-and-out masala film?
Allu is 36, Tabu is 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! What made her do it?
According to sources it was the remuneration offered. “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 is disappointing to her fans. But a close friend of Tabu in Bollywood defends her decision to be a part of Ala Vaikuntapurramlo. “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 Jai Ho and Bharat because of her closeness to Salman Khan and his family. Also, even if she did Ala Vaikuntapurramlo for the money, what’s wrong with it?”
Whatever the reason for her to do this Telugu film, 2020 hasn’t started off well for Tabu. Her look and role in her forthcoming Hindi film Jawani Jaaneman are also being criticized....