Vatsal Sheth who plays Tabu’s co-star in Toh Baat Pakki had the time of his life while shooting for the film.
Tabu playing an older sisterly role took the two guys, especially Vatsal under her wings, and looked after them on location. She regularly gave tips to Vatsal on how to handle his scenes.
Vatsal one day mustered the courage to break into Tabu’s infamous ‘Ruk Rusk Ruk‘ dance item from Vijaypath.
Laughs Vatsal, “That’s quite true. At first I was quite intimidated by Tabu. I mean she is… My God! The ultimate. But as we shot for the film far away in Ooty where there was no life except shooting, we began to know her better. Far from her stern aloof image, Tabu is loads of fun when you get to know her.”
There came a time when Tabu and the two boys were totally at ease. That’s when Vatsal and Sharman’s ‘Ruk Ruk‘ happened.
Recounts Vatsal, “We were playing antakshari with the boys on one side and the girls on the other. When I got a chance to sing a song beginning with ‘R’ I saw it as god-sent. I had been waiting to sing ‘Ruk Ruk Ruk‘ to Tabu. It was one of my favourite songs on television when I was younger.”
Recalling the golden moment, Vatsal says. “Tabu loved my performance. At the end of it she pretended to be serious and said, ‘Naughty boy!’ She’s the best. I will never forget the experience of working with her in Toh Baat Pakki. Such a legend and so hassle-free and so much fun.”