Raveena Tandon, who started her career with Patthar Ke Phool, says the current lot of female actors are under a lot of pressure to look slim and in the process, are compromising on their health as a result unable to withstand the rigors of the job.
"After coming to this industry, we actors face so much pressure to look thin all the time. We are working at erratic hours...we also go through such strict diet plans, it is important to have a strong base," she said. "These days we get to hear news of actresses fainting due to dieting or working non-stop for 24 hours or for 36 hours. But touchwood, I have never fainted in my life till now," the 37-year-old actor added at an event to announce her as the brand ambassador of Seven Seas Cod Liver Oil.
Raveena feels actors of her generation were a lot healthier as compared to the current crop. "I did Patthar Ke Phool when I was 16 and from that day onwards I have been shooting. That time people were not conscious about their looks to such an extent. We were very healthy back then. Me, Kajol, Manisha (Koirala) -- when we had come, we were strong, we looked like we belonged to healthy families," said the actor last seen in Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap.
Raveena had taken a sabbatical after her marriage to Anil Thadani in 2004 and made a comeback last year with Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap. Now she has signed a couple of projects and is currently shooting for Gin Liya Aasmaan. She will also be seen in E-dil Sambhal Zara and Shovna Seven Nights.