Incredible! Raveena Tandon thinks that her talent helped to take risks by breaking the mold; says ‘I believe I’ve not only survived but thrived in my career’

Raveena Tandon discussed how, despite all the obstacles, she was able to succeed in Bollywood. She also revealed a trade-related secret. 'India's Best Dancer 3's' weekend episode will feature Raveena as a special guest.
Raveena Tandon

MUMBAI:  Actress Raveena Tandon opened out about the era in which ladies were more frequently typecast as merely love interests while reflecting on her career in Bollywood. She also shared a secret about her trade. Raveena will appear as a special guest on ‘India's Best Dancer 3’'s weekend episode.

Geeta Kapur, a judge on the dance reality show, questioned Raveena on her unconventional casting decisions during a time when heroines tended to choose safe roles, saying, “Getting heroine-oriented roles back then usually meant sweet, beautiful characters that heroes would fall in love with. However, your portrayal in ‘Aks’ was different and much darker. I don’t recall heroines often opting for such roles during that time.”

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In expressing her viewpoint on the matter, Raveena said, “You are absolutely right, Geeta. During that era, heroines were apprehensive about being typecast, and we often found ourselves in roles portraying sweet, affluent father-daughter dynamics, often dancing to catchy tunes with ponytails.”

She added, “I made a deliberate effort to take on films and songs that broke that mold. Whether it was ‘Daman’ which addressed a sensitive issue or ‘Aks,’ where I portrayed a completely negative character, and later the film ‘Satta,’ these projects were all divergent from the norm of the late ’90s.”

She further mentioned, “Interestingly, many of my songs, touchwood, became massive hits, sometimes overshadowing the depth of the roles we were tackling. Nonetheless, I believe I’ve not only survived but thrived in my career, reaching a luxurious peak today with projects like ‘KGF 2‘ and others on the horizon. My secret, I believe, lies in embracing new characters and breathing life into them – that’s my craft. In our time, we earned the opportunity to choose such roles after having a substantial body of work, but nowadays, this trend has shifted to earlier stages. Back then, sweet roles and catchy songs were the norm, and stepping into unconventional roles felt like a daring choice.”

The contenders will try hard to win over the beautiful actress in the episode named "Dance Diva Special" as they swing to some of her most famous chart-toppers. It airs on Sony as ‘India's Best Dancer 3.’

Also read: Raveena Tandon lights up the Stage of India's Best Dancer 3 as she recreates the iconic 'Dulhe Raja' scene with Aniket Chauhan

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