Tabu is not scared of any Tamil actor, but she is scared of Mohanlal!
This is her way of complimenting Mohanlal - also her reason for not acting in regional films. Tabu has acted with Mohanlal in Kaala Paani directed by Priyadarshan. She recalls her feelings when working on the film.
"I was really scared. My co-actor Mohanlal had already won 3 national awards for acting. Director Priyadarshan had already made more than 50 successful films. Everyone knows about cinematographer Santosh Sivan. He has won awards on international levels.
Even now when I think about it, working with so many distinguished people really put a scare into me!"
Tabu knows a bit of Tamil and Telugu. She writes down the dialogues in English and then speaks the words fluently. She is only unable to get her Malayalam diction right! "I am scared of Malayalam and Mohanlal!" says Tabu in humor!.