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Maatr: Awareness, not commercial success the intention, says Raveena Tandon

Speaking at the trailer launch of Maatr, actor Raveena Tandon who stars in it, said the intention was create awareness about rape and to put the blame on the perpetrators of the crime, not the survivor.

bollywood Updated: Mar 31, 2017 11:56 IST
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Maatr stars Raveena Tandon who takes on her daughter’s rapists.

Bollywood actor Raveena Tandon, whose next film Maatr deals with crime against women in society, says the clear intention behind making the film is to create awareness among the audience.

Speaking in Mumbai at the trailer launch of the film, Raveena said: “Intention behind Maatr is not commercial success but to spread a message of crime against women. This is the need of the hour, where people should start changing their mindset about women and take action against such criminals instead of shaming the victims based on the length of their clothes.”

She was present at the trailer launch along with the film’s director Aster Sayed and producers Anjum Rizvi and Manoj Adhikari.

Raveena, who last appeared in a cameo role in Anuraag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet, said she does not like the word ‘comeback’ as she has become very choosy about her films.

“I used to work in 30 films in a year during the early stage of my career. But now I have reached a point where I will do films that I completely believe in and I have no idea what I am doing next after Maatr. So how many times should I make my comeback? I really do not like using that word,” the Mohra actor said.

As there are many upcoming women-centric films like Noor, Mom, Haseena besides the latest Naam Shabana, according to Raveena, “it is a great time in Indian cinema where so many women-oriented films are being made”.

“I would say that this (phase) should continue,” she said.

Maatr is all set to release on April 21.

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First Published: Mar 31, 2017 11:56 IST