Raveena Tandon’s a hit at film festivals

  • Shalvi Mangaokar, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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  • Updated: Oct 15, 2012 17:57 IST

Raveena Tandon
The mast mast girl of the 90s, who delivered ­smashing hits including Laadla, Dilwale, Andaz Apna Apna, Mohra, Ghulam-E-Musthafa, Dulhe Raja, is ­foraying back into Bollywood with Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet this year. One of the most successful Bollywood heroines of the 90s, Raveena, who’s ­married to film distributor Anil Thadani has a nine-year-old daughter Rasha and a seven-year-old boy, Ranbir. Known for her oomph, she will play a ­seductive jazz singer from the 60s in Kashyap’s movie.


Raveena Tandon’s soon-to-release comeback film, Shobhana 7 Nights, has already garnered attention and appreciation at film festivals — both Indian and international. And the actor, who recently won the award for ‘Outstanding Performance Female’ at the Houston International Film Festival, is delighted by this turn of events.

Even though she has been part of the industry for over two decades, making various trips to different festivals is a whole new experience for Raveena. She says, “Shobhana… is doing well at all the events we’ve been to, so far. In fact, this is my first film being shown at a festival and it’s really exciting.” In the film, Raveena plays the role of a woman with whom three generations of men fall in love. The actor states that one of the reasons she decided to do the film was because the subject was challenging; something she instantly fell in love with.

She explains, “The film is exciting because of the way the story plays out. It is bold and deals with things people are afraid to talk about.” Coming back to her newfound love of being part of these fests, Raveena says, “It’s fun because you get to meet so many new people. Also, it’s fascinating to know the way films are made. It leads to a good amount of exposure.”

The actor adds, “We just finished two festivals in America — the Chicago International Film Festival and the Houston International Film Festival, and we’re done with one back home. There’s a lot more to look forward to, since we’ve applied to and been selected for almost all of them.”

 

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