It is a huge validation for me as an actor and also for the cinema that I am part of: Tabu on Andhadhun's success in China


Tabu recently spoke about AndhaDhun's universal appeal as the murder mystery took China by storm earning over Rs 300 crore at the Box Office. Andhadhun released as Piano Player three weeks ago in China, the Ayushmann Khurrana starrer swiftly became the highest grossing non-Hollywood film in the country with earnings of Rs 300 crore and counting.

"We never set out with the ambition of breaking box-office records. We were a bunch of people making a crazy film," said Tabu. 

"The characters are portrayed as genuine people, which is why everyone can relate to them. They don't have cultural restriction. The situations and emotions are real. It has clicked with the audience because of its relatable content. Also, the film engages its viewers at every point. When AndhaDhun released here, we saw how people were talking about the end for months. It's almost as if the audience had become investigators, which is so rare," added the actress who received immense appreciation for her role in the film. 

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Known to be selective about her Bollywood projects, Tabu's film choices have been brave as they have been eclectic. The murder mystery's widespread success is another proof of her sharp eye for scripts. "It is a huge validation for me as an actor and also for the cinema that I am part of."

AndhaDhun was the opening film at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles last week. The National Award-winning actor too was honoured at the festival. "Sriram and I were watching the film with the audience, which was a mix of Indian and western people. They were gasping, shrieking and even laughing at various situations in the film. As an artiste, it's gratifying when your work receives global appreciation. This kind of acceptance opens many doors, and it is not just restricted to work."