Raveena Tandon is standing in a strange place, she is 'unlucky' for her heroes. She became Salman Khan's heroine in 'Patthar Ke Phool' and Salman Khan started being counted among the flop heroes. When the heroine appeared with Ajay Devgan in 'Divya Shakti', the film itself flopped. By doing 'Jeena Marna Tere Sang' with Sanjay Dutt, Sanjay Dutt's career was eclipsed. This could also be a misconception of people….
There is not just one accusation against Raveena Tandon, but many. But what to do? This is the film industry. There was a time when Raveena Tandon wanted to reach the top, there was scope but don't know where the gap remained. Where did the mistake happen?
'I'll just say it's unfortunate. It is unfortunate that Salman Khan got injured in his leg and the release of the good film 'Andaz Apna Apna' got delayed. Another good film is 'Time Machine', it is also taking a lot of time to release. I don't think there is anything wrong with my career group or my planning. I had a good start and I don't have any date problems because I am not over-committed. Despite this, I would only like to say that I am moving forward slowly and the one who moves forward slowly definitely wins.
‘And the allegations that are leveled against you…’
'It's the same thing with me, didn't eat or drink anything, and gave one rupee to break the glass. There are some small mistakes of mine, for which I am suffering to date. I am not as bad as I am being made out to be. I don't interfere in the lives of others at all. From the rumors that have been spread about me, it is clear that more than half of the industry is my sworn enemy but there are some who are my friends. Then I am not the only one who has friends and enemies here, there are many people besides me. To be honest, such things still hurt a lot.
‘What kind of scenes do you like doing?’
'I like both singing and dancing very much. I feel very comfortable while doing these. I also handle emotional scenes very well. Yes, comedy is a bit difficult for me. One has to work very hard for comedy scenes. I also feel very awkward in saying long dialogues. But I would like to do Dimple Kapadia's role.
‘How far have you matured as an actress?’
‘I am learning something every day. I am trying to learn in every film of mine. Maybe I might have learned something in these two years, can't say. I know I have many shortcomings and I am improving them.
‘Are you ambitious?
'When I was 16 years old, life was very free. I wanted to become an air hostess. But I became an actress. When I turn 60, life will probably still be free, I will still be as ambitious and young.
‘Shekhar Kapur, J. How does it feel to work with P. Dutta Raj Kumar Santoshi?
'Shekhar Kapoor’s style of working is different. They have a very 'relaxed' atmosphere. Many get rehearsals done several times and give full opportunity to 'improvise'. Prince Santoshi considers me as his younger sister. I can never say no to Yash ji, because he can hit me in public. The fun of working with Yash Ji is something else.
‘How do you take care of your skin?’
'I don't eat oily food, nor do I use a lot of spices. I drink as much water and juice as possible. I also rarely use makeup. Anyway, I only like eye makeup better.
'And what is your standing in front of heroines?'
‘We all have our own image. We don't need to be each other's rivals. We all have our own identity. Both Manisha Koirala and I suit in Western clothes as well as Indian clothes. Such a thing cannot happen with Pooja Bhatt. But Pooja is a spontaneous actress. Aisha the teenager also looks great in the roles. Manisha Koirala is the most beautiful of us.
- Chanda Tandon