Raveena Tandon’s first-ever casual meeting with Salman Khan landed her an opportunity to play his female lead in her debut film: ‘Patthar Ke Phool‘. What’s surprising is that Raveena never thought of a career in films.
Raveena Tandon was talking about how she bagged her debut film that was opposite Salman Khan. Raveena took a walk back in the past and recalled how she met Salman Khan casually and ended up being cast in movies despite not being keen on acting.
On Bollywood Celeb: Kiran Joneja’s online chat show ‘Insider Talk’, Raveena disclosed that she met Salman Khan in a very casual manner and the next thing she knows, the part-time model was cast for ‘Patthar Ke Phool’.
“One day I was in one of the studios in Bandra and my friend Bunty, who was a filmmaker I knew because I had done a few advertisements with him, asked if I was in Bandra. I said yes. To that he said, ‘come outside, Salman (Khan) and I are passing by, just say hi to us’,” recalled Raveena about her first meeting with the superstar.
Raveena didn’t forget to mention that Salman was looking to cast an actress for late GP Sippy’s film (‘Patthar Ke Phool’). Raveena also revealed that her friends were very excited when they came to know that she will be paired opposite Salman and encouraged her to not let the opportunity get out of hand.
Tandon also recalled how people told her that she should go for a career in acting while she was interning for Prahlad Kakkar behind the camera. She also disclosed that Kakkar used her as a replacement model a lot of times.
A lot of Bollywood veterans are giving themselves a second chance in the film industry by working in films down South. They are reinventing themselves.