Tabu for an Oscar?

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After making gigantic waves with her performance in Mira Nair’s The Namesake, it seems like our Tabu is going places. Mira Nair is all set to promote Tabu as a potential Best Actress for the upcoming Academy Awards. Asked whether Tabu could be the first Indian to win an Oscar, Deepa Mehta of Water states, “Why not? She’s amazingly good, on a par with any of her Western counterparts.”

But why not Irrfan Khan, who was lauded for his performance in the film as well? A source tells IndiaFM, “Irrfan is excellent. But he lacks what the Americans are looking for in their Oscars recipe. Tabu is exotic, glamorous and mysterious. This is her first real exposure to the Western audience. And they’re lapping up her utterly –butterly Bengali act, thick accent and all.”

Well, let’s hope Tabu gets her due for an astounding performance.

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