Kangana Ranaut was all praise for actress Tabu lately and called her a superstar for “single-handedly saving the Hindi film industry.” Taking to Instagram, Kangana said Tabu was a part of the only two Bollywood films “that worked this year” at the box office - ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’ and ‘Drishyam 2’. Kangana also said it was commendable that Tabu “reached the peak of her stardom” in her fifties.
“Her talent and consistency have never been questioned but to look her best and reach the peak of her stardom in her fifties is commendable.”
Kangana called her an inspiration and further wrote, “I think women deserve much more credit for their unwavering dedication to their work... Such an inspiration.” She also added a bunch of clapping emojis to her note.
Tabu was last seen in ‘Drishyam 2’, which was released on November 18. The film, co-starring Ajay Devgn and Akshaye Khanna saw the second biggest opening for a Bollywood film in 2022. ‘Drishyam 2’ earned £1.54 million at the domestic box office on its day 1 and did a business of £2.16 million on its second release day. A remake of the Malayalam film by the same name that was released in 2021, ‘Drishyam 2’ is a sequel to the 2015 crime thriller ‘Drishyam’ and also stars Shriya Saran and Ishita Dutta.
Tabu’s other release this year, ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’, also saw an impressive opening day collection of £1.4 million. The film earned more than £26.6 million at the worldwide box office, making it one of the highest-grossing Hindi films of 2022. The horror-comedy directed by Anees Bazmee and produced by Bhushan Kumar was a standalone sequel to Priyadarshan's 2007 film ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa’. Alongside Tabu, 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’ also featured Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani.