Modelling can't make anybody a successful actor, says Raveena Tandon in Indore

  • Husain Malvi, Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: Nov 03, 2014 19:20 IST

Bollywood actor Raveena Tandon, who was recently in Indore to walk the ramp for city designer Asif Shah, gets nostalgic about her modelling days and says many models have made a mark in Bollywood unlike before. However, she denied that modelling can help someone become a successful actor.

"Modelling is not something which can make you an actor. You need to have strong screen presence to be an actor. It is true that modelling helps you get an entry into films as people from the fraternity start recognising you and that’s how you get offers. But that is not the only criteria. I was also a model when I began my career. There are so many models who can be seen in the film industry but modelling cannot make you a successful actor," she elucidated.

The actor will soon be seen in Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet with Ranbir Kapoor, Karan Johar, Kay Kay Menon and Anushka Sharma. "I am doing two songs in the film and also acting in a film called Shabd," she divulged. She will also be hosting a show and is keeping herself busy with endorsements.

She says women-centric films are not new to the film industry and it doesn’t surprise her if such movies are being appreciated by critics and audience in today’s era.

She doesn’t consider it as a new trend. "There were always films like these in every generation. I did 'Satta and 'Daman' which were quite successful.

Stories like these crop up every time some film of this genre does well but we cannot call this a new trend," she said while talking about films like Queen, Mary Kom and Mardaani.

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