Raveena Tandon Had To Fight Ankhiyon Se Goli Maare Stereotype For Shool Role

Raveena Tandon within the track Ankhiyon Se Goli Maare


Actor Raveena Tandon says she is elated that by Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award within the nation, her work in each mainstream and unbiased cinema has been acknowledged. The actor, whose title was introduced among the many Padma awardees on the eve of the Republic Day, mentioned 2023 has begun on a superb observe.

“It has been a yr of awards for KGF 2 and Aranyak. But this (Padma Shri) was one of the best of all as a result of this encapsulated my total physique of labor. It encapsulates the whole lot, the business successes, the songs which are so everlasting that individuals bear in mind,” Raveena informed PTI.

The actor, who dominated the 90s cinema with hits resembling Mohra, Dilwale and Dulhe Raja whereas additionally making a mark in off-beat motion pictures resembling Daman, Satta and Shool, made her profitable streaming debut with Netflix sequence Aranyak in 2021. She additionally performed an necessary position in KGF: Chapter 2. “It feels good that there are folks watching and appreciating you. I thank everybody who has been with me on this journey and supported me all through,” the actor she mentioned.

The recognition of mainstream entertainers normally dominate an actor’s filmography, however Raveena feels “fortunate” that her performance-oriented roles in Satta, Shool and Daman, for which she received the National Award for Best Actress, didn’t go unnoticed. “Huge business successes typically overshadow the physique of labor that you’ve got finished in reasonable cinema due to the hit songs and movies that individuals bear in mind. I’m so pleased that an award like Padma Shri provides credit score to the truth that I’ve finished movies like Satta, Daman, Matr and Shool.”

The actor mentioned it was a wrestle to struggle stereotypes again and recalled how she needed to persuade Ram Gopal Varma to forged her in 1999 movie Shool.

Raveena, who ultimately performed a Bihari housewife to Manoj Bajpayee’s character within the movie, remembers Varma saying, “after I shut my eyes, I can see you doing Aankhiyon Se Goli Maare”. “In the 90s, it was simple to get stereotyped. It was a acutely aware resolution to begin difficult myself as an actor. I used to be getting caught in that stereotype, I needed to break free from it. It was a acutely aware resolution to cease signing glamorous roles.” Workwise, 2023 has many attention-grabbing tasks within the pipeline for the actor.

She shall be seen in Arbaaz Khan-backed social drama Patna Shukla, a romantic-comedy Gudchadhi with Sanjay Dutt and a present with Disney Hotstar.

“Gudchadhi is a candy romantic-comedy, Patna Shukla, which is topical and related to the issues that we face in our society. Then I’ve a present that I’m doing for Hotstar, which is a thriller, on Aranyak, I feel the writing work is happening and shortly we shall be wanting ahead to KGF 3,” Raveena mentioned.

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