I have a life now: Raveena Tandon

None | ByKshama Rao, Mumbai
Jan 29, 2007 11:38 AM IST

Still ravishing, with a second-time-mother glow, the actress talks to Kshama Rao about life and babies.

She’s three-months pregnant..and is looking supremely happy. I meet up with the ravishing Raveena Tandon Thadani at a Chinese restaurant to ask...

Do you have a craving for Chinese food?
It’s not that, I’m just off Indian food. Even during Rasha (her first-born), I would feel nauseated even if I smelt anything Indian. This time, I’m craving for more sweets.

Does Rasha know of the new arrival?
I am trying to tell her in little ways but she’s too small…she turns two in March. Like I took her for my sonography session. I told her about this little baby just like her growing inside mamma but I doubt if she understood anything.

How’s Rasha?
She’s a hassle free child. Looking after her has been a piece of cake. Probably that’s why I didn’t mind having my second child so soon. Rasha’s very lady like. I can’t stay away from her for too long. I just love being around her and having her around me. I take her everywhere with me.

There was news about you doing a Sony show…
That can’t happen now though we had almost signed the papers and were supposed to start shooting mid-January. I didn’t know then I was pregnant. I had informed Sandiip (Sikcand, the channel’s creative director) that I was planning an addition to my family some time later but they had no problems with that. Then I got pregnant and I didn’t want to do anything half-heartedly.

Wasn’t it a talk show?
Yes, it was but it wasn’t anything about, “Oh how pretty you are looking, mwaah mwaah.” It was for a social cause. It was a great concept for which we were looking at social issues. For instance, like this tribal village, which doesn’t get drinking water and have to walk miles to get it every day. Our role was going to be like a broker between the affected party and the relief measures or sponsors.

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Since it was a great concept, I didn’t want to do it half-heartedly. I didn’t want to go to work and get fatigued. Also, I guess when you are busy making plans in life, life happens to you, literally. In any case, I am in no hurry to get back to the studios.

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