Masala mix: Raveena takes law into her own hands

NATIONAL AWARD WINNING actress Raveena Tandon wants to do only mature roles in her second innings in Bollywood and is excited about playing a lawyer in Chaasni.


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Published: Sat 25 Jul 2009, 8:25 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 11:33 PM

“I’m getting to play a lawyer in the film and I’m excited because this is going to be my comeback film,” Raveena, who played an advocate in the 2005 drama Pehchaan, said.

The film is being directed by Revathy Sharma and also stars veteran actress Jaya Bachchan, Ayesha Takia and Urvashi Sharma. Chaasni is a remake of the Tamil film June R which deals with the topic of adoption of the elderly. The film is Sharma’s homage to elderly people.

Raveena, who made her Bollywood debut with Patthar Ke Phool in 1991, is returning to the arc lights after a four-year hiatus with the movie and says she was “nervous” when she gave her first shot for the movie.

“The first day of shooting for Chaasni was very encouraging. I gave my first shot and the entire unit started clapping. I felt like - ‘This is where I am meant to be’. I delivered one dialogue in one take and Revathy said ‘Okay’ and my day was made,” said the actress who took a sabbatical after tying the knot with Anil Thadani in 2004.

Raveena also said that she wishes to do only such roles in her new innings in the industry.

“I’m very glad that I’m making a comeback with the kind of roles that I want to do now - the kind that challenges me more. I do see a lot of scripts, but I’m now inclined to roles like I played in Shool, Daman and Satta - something more evolved and which suits my personality now,” she said.

The actress is also judging the kids’ comedy show Chhote Miyan - Chapter 2 on Colors channel. She enjoys her stint on the small screen, but says that she doesn’t wish to sign too many films right now.

“I want to take it (movies) slow. I’m doing one film and one TV show. My kids are quite young and I don’t wish to overwork and then not be able to spend time with them. I will take things easy as far as films are concerned because they need more time,” said the mother of two.

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