‘The previous one yr has been a whirlwind for me.’
‘Professionally, it could not get any higher.’
‘Sadly, it was additionally the yr I misplaced my father.’


Photograph: Kind courtesy Raveena Tandon/Instagram

Raveena Tandon feels she is in a dream.

“I woke as much as the information that I’ve been awarded the Padma Shri by the federal government. I felt all my years of laborious work has lastly come to fruition. I can not wait to get again to Mumbai,” she tells Subhash Okay Jha.

Raveena is attending a marriage in Bhopal.

“My husband (movie distributor Anil Thadani), who is in Mumbai, had no clue about it. I needed to inform him that his spouse is now Padma Shri Raveena,” she laughs heartily.

Raveena tells us who she dedicates her Padma Shri to on this video:


IMAGE: Raveena Tandon in Aranyak.

She then grows melancholic.

“The previous one yr has been a whirlwind for me. Professionally, it could not get any higher. My Web sequence Aranyak on Netflix after which the large display screen blockbuster KGF 2, the place I performed one of many protagonists, turned enormous successes.

“Sadly, it was additionally the yr I misplaced my father (producer-director Ravi Tandon). It was the severest blow of my life. I’m nonetheless processing the loss. The Padma Shri would have made my dad so proud.”

Remind her that she is nonetheless younger and already a Padma winner and Raveena expresses her happiness: “I suppose I’m fortunate to have obtained the honour on the midpoint of my life and profession. I’m additionally very completely satisfied that M M Keeravaani sir has obtained the Padma Shri. His Naatu Naatu

has the world dancing to his tune. But even earlier than Naatu Naatu, he has completed such exemplary work.”


IMAGE: Raveena’s throwback photoshoot from Bulundi. Photograph: Kind courtesy Raveena Tandon/Instagram

Raveena will get nostalgic: “I began working once I was 17. I’ve completed each type of cinema, balancing out a Chote Miyan Bade Miya with a Shool, a Rakshak with a Ghulam-e-Mustafa, a Bulundi and a Khauff with a Daman and an Aks.

“It’s at all times been my endeavour to be be seen in escapism and actual cinema. Some folks think dancing around trees and doing the masala stuff is simple. It is not. In reality, being actual on display screen is far simpler.”

Raveena feels the nice days are again within the leisure trade.

“I noticed Pathaan and whistled and clapped the loudest. It is an out-and-out mass entertainer and sure to revive the sagging fortunes of our trade. While the Padma Shri is a private triumph, the success of Pathaan is a contented event for the whole trade. So yeah, I’m on high of the world,”

Raveena’s followers want to know her khubsoorati ka raaz. “It’s nothing greater than sleeping and consuming proper. I’ve solely natural meals. More importantly, I’m completely satisfied and safe in life. If you’re content material inside, it is sure to indicate in your face.”

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