In the razzle dazzle of show business, stardom takes precedence over performance. And so, despite delivering one powerhouse performance after other, the latter, often, fails to receive his or her due.
Are they lacking somewhere? On the contrary, they are are so fabulously effortless at their art, you almost take their talent for granted.
We asked you, perceptive readers, to pick Hindi cinema's most under-rated lot. And here they are:
With every passing film, the shy Tabu keeps blooming into an exquisite actress. Unlike other stars who tom-tom their smallest achievements and international biggies that never get made, the poetic beauty likes to underplay herself.
And just when you thought she's disappeared in oblivion, Tabu makes a double impact with sensitive portrayals in Mira Nair's The Namesake and R Balki's Cheeni Kum.
Text: Sukanya Verma
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