Tabu, according to some reports, had been approached for Dhiraj Kumar’s forthcoming Uzma Ahmed biopic project. Uzma Ahmed, an Indian, was forced to marry a Pakistani at gunpoint in Pakistan she was fortunately saved and brought back to India on May 25 by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. However, Tabu has rebuffed any claims of being approached for the film.
The actress seems to be quite upset with the filmmakers with regards to this-
“I have no idea why filmmakers who have not approached me give out false news of me being approached for their movies when I have not even been contacted or made aware of a certain project. This has also happened in the past. In fact, in some cases, some really big and established production houses have taken the liberty of using my name for a project without as much as my consent. I think this is clearly done to hype their projects and to create insecurity amongst other actresses who may be approached for the role. This is a poor practice and people should stop using my name in vain. Honestly, it shows them (filmmakers) in poor light when I issue a denial like this. Unfortunately, they leave me with no choice because no one has bothered to even check with me.”
These reports also stated that Tabu would be playing the role of Sushma Swaraj whereas Taapsee Pannu and Parineeti Chopra are on the run to bag the role of Uzma Ahmed. The role of Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh, who helped Uzma Ahmed, is to be taken over by Anil Kapoor.
It is quite sad that we won’t be graced with Tabu’s presence in such an amazing film.