Raveena Tandon was for sure the queen of hearts in the 80s and 90s. Her performances in flicks like Majboor, Khel Khel Mein, Khud-Daar, Waqt Ki Deewar, and others made her talk of the B-town at that time.
But one thing most people don’t know is that she was never trained to be an actress. She had never attended acting or dancing classes prior to facing the camera. And this was the reason that had her father worried when she chose to make her career in the film industry.
During a F2F with Entertainment Trade Awards, Raveena said,
“My father didn’t believe that I could get into acting because I didn’t attend acting or dance classes before entering films. After finishing school, I immediately faced the camera, so he was a bit shocked. I think he was pleasantly shocked and happy.”
Talking about his journey since then, she added,
“It’s a coincidence that I worked with Salman in my debut film ‘Patthar Ke Phool’, and now I am judging ‘Nach Baliye’ which is being produced by his production house. It’s a superhit show. I am thankful to the audience that they have appreciated our show. I would urge them to keep loving the show so that we can entertain them.”
Talking about the upcoming Ganesh Festival, she said,
“I never wish for anything from Ganpati Bappa. I am just grateful for whatever he has given me. When I go to any religious places — be it a temple, a mosque or a church, I only thank God for giving me everything. Coincidentally, whenever Ganapati Bappa arrives at our home, good things happen to us.”
She was especially worried about water pollution that happens during the festival. And conveyed her worries to her fans with these words,
“I want to urge people that now our mother earth is in danger. I feel people shouldn’t bring statues of Ganapati Bappa that are chemically painted and which are made from plaster of paris. I think Ganapati Bappa himself wouldn’t want people to pollute to earth. We are spreading poison in our seas and lakes, so I feel people should celebrate the festival in an eco-friendly manner.”