Raveena Tandon is one of the iconic Bollywood heroines. The actress was once one of the most popular heroines in Bollywood. In the 90s, Raveena performed with all the Bollywood superstars and gave many hits. But after getting married, the actor took a break from acting. But recently the actor has made a comeback.
Raveena, who once played bold characters on screen, is also a very bold person in real life. Raveena has gained a lot of fans because she says what she thinks openly. Raveena’s candid statements in interviews often made headlines. Now, Raveena’s revelation in an interview with E-Times is drawing attention.
Raveena Tandon has said that she was the first to be called in Karisma Kapoor’s leading lady ‘Prem Khaidi’. The actress also revealed why she turned down the role. ‘Prem Khaidi’ was a 1991 film directed by Murali Manohara Rao. There was a scene where she took the trap off her dress. She was surprised when she was told that she would have to do it on screen. Raveena said that’s why she left the movie.
Meanwhile, ‘Prem Khaidi’ turned out to be quite a hit. But Raveena says that he has said ‘no’ to many blockbuster movies. Many people have asked me why I don’t often make movies that have the potential to be huge blockbusters. But after the Nirbhaya incident, he was completely shocked. So making a movie like ‘Maathru’ was important to me.
I made the movie ‘Shool’ because corruption was rampant. Later, Raveena also said that ‘Jago’ was a rape movie. Raveena was saying that she has made socially responsible movies instead of blockbusters.
I used to be a commercial hero, but my way of thinking changed. I’ll tell you when my way of thinking changed. I was doing a song scene with Sunil Shetty once. It was during this time that the idea of becoming a good actress came to me. I felt that everything was the same for me. When that happens, we get bored.
Today I am interested in very challenging characters. Especially those who deal with social issues. People have very short memories and tend to forget many topics. So Raveena Tandon says you need to keep relevant topics active.
Raveena’s latest release was KGF 2. The actress played a strong character in the film. Apart from this, Raveena also acted in a web series called Aranyak. Raveena’s next film is Gudchadi, starring Sanjay Dutt.
Story first published: Monday, May 22, 2023 11:18 AM [IST]