EXPLOSIVE: Raveena Tandon: I was not part of camps, I wasn't sleeping with heroes for roles

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EXPLOSIVE: Raveena Tandon: I was not part of camps, I wasn't sleeping with heroes for roles

When you talk about superstars from the '90s, Raveena Tandon's name will always be one that pops right up there. Carefully treading between comedy, drama and action films, Raveena carved a space for herself. But she reveals that the road wasn't easy for her. In fact, today as we speak about how Bollywood camps target actors and monopolise the industry at large, Raveena takes us back to her starting days in the '90s when she reveals voyeuristic journalism was at its peak. 

Known for her no-nonsense and unapologetic nature, the Tip Tip Barsa Pani actor shares incidents of how Bollywood cabals, male stars, contemporary heroines and their chamcha journalists. From stories being written about her affairs to getting her replaced in films because she didn't want to cater to the hero's ego or sleep with them, she has faced it all. In fact, many even tried to end her career but she survived and here's her explosive story behind her journey. Raveena shares, "There used to be these cabals which used to have the heroes, their girlfriends and their journalist chamchas. What used to shock me was that a lot of these female journalists would do something like this to another woman. When they now stand up and say, we're feminists and writing ulta-feminist columns, I'm like really? That time, they never supported me because the hero promised them the next cover. There was a monopoly happening at that time. I may not have lost movies because of honesty but a lot of dirt was written about me. I never clawed on people's back, played cut throat politics and never stepped on people's toes either."

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I didn't have godfathers, wasn't part of camps and didn't have heroes promoting me. I was not sleeping around with heroes for roles or having affairs. In a lot of cases, I was considered arrogant because I wasn't pandering to what the heroes wanted me to do - laughing when they wanted me to laugh, sitting when they asked me to sit. I was doing my own thing. Surprisingly, female journalists would always try to being me down. I just wanted to live on my own terms."

Watch the most unapologetic interview of Raveena Tandon right here:


Anonymous : She was given promising newcomer over karishma Manisha and A host of other new faces. She said no to movies like darr. Don’t know what she is talking about, she is still bitter about sabotaging her career over Akshay Kumar. She only as herself to blame.
REPLY 1 11 months ago
Anonymous : Why is she lying? She comes from a film background. Her dad was a director and her uncle was a famous actor. She didn't need to sleep with heroes for roles because she got opportunities due to her family's connections.
REPLY 2 11 months ago
Anonymous : What was she doing with Akshay and Ajay. She had a public cat fight with Karishma Kapoor over Ajay as though he was some catch. He married neither of them LOL.
REPLY 0 11 months ago
Anonymous : sleeping around in Bollywood is a pre requisite. without bed hopping no role, no contract, no movie. there is nothing new here. this is the only launching pad left. Acting, beauty, and talent take the back seat.
REPLY 10 11 months ago
Anonymous : oh please you are the biggest liar to walk this planet. You slept with Akshay Kumar...dont try and act like a saint when you clearly not. The whole world knows about you and Aki
REPLY 11 11 months ago
Anonymous : I thought they were engaged
REPLY 7 11 months ago
Anonymous : She didn't sleep with him. She was engaged to him and quit movies. Akshay dumped her and moved on. So she had to make a comeback in the song shehar ki ladki
REPLY 3 11 months ago
Anonymous : Mahima Chaudhry didn't sleep around and that is why she couldn't make it.
REPLY 15 11 months ago
Anonymous : She had an affair with Akshay too
REPLY 3 11 months ago
Anonymous : Wasn't your father a big producer and director? So you not sleeping around and losing movies make sense to me. Kindly don't act like a outsider, when you never have been one.
REPLY 17 11 months ago
Anonymous : Call names, then I'll take you seriously. BTW, you're always in KJo's parties. How did you get in them?
REPLY 10 11 months ago
Anonymous : Name names then.
REPLY 2 11 months ago
Anonymous : Karishma Kapoor stole Ajay Devgan from her,Shilpa shetty stole Akshay Kumar from her. She was not getting jobs for opening her mouth against Ajay Devgan and Akshay Kumar.
REPLY 24 11 months ago
Anonymous : I think back then everyone slept around all the 90s stars did ( Madhuri Manisha priety rani aish etc). Karishma idk. She was a star kid but I don’t think that helped her. She also played supporting roles for a good majority of her roles initially. Raveena has always come across loud and rude in addition to obnoxious to me. Nor was she a stunner or a great actress imo. Mads was a stunner and great actress but clearly had to sleep around for roles. Manisha was well connected and amazing talent/looks so that prob helped her. Priety everyone heard slept around. Rani too. Aish prob did and the linked up w right people. Urmila also a stunner and talent but wasn’t getting anywhere until RGV (who is quite sleazy so clearly they prob had a mutual benefit).
REPLY 14 11 months ago
Anonymous : I think Raveena is very beautiful, way better looking than Rani, preity, shilpa
REPLY 8 11 months ago
Anonymous : She was one of the most beautiful back then, if not the most beautiful. They didn't call her ravishing raveena for nothing
REPLY 5 11 months ago
Anonymous : She had affairs with Akshay and Ajay but it did not further her career. And yes she was not part of any camps or had a Godfather. Akshay almost ruined her career after she secretly married him (or was that Shilpa??). She gave up her career and it was Govinda who helped her make a comeback by having her as his heroine in many movies
REPLY 46 11 months ago
Anonymous : She's full of it. Of course she was in camps, right from the start she was a star kid, then she was a GF with plenty of actors, Akshay, Ajay etc. I feel this is a pointed statement at Twinkle for being a star kid, sleeping with Akki, AND being BFFs with the Dharma crew, and yet currently is lauded as a feminist writer Mrs. Funny Bones.
REPLY 38 11 months ago
Anonymous : Amazing people like PC slept around a lot
REPLY 19 11 months ago
Anonymous : Ash , madhuri too. Mahima no so finished Manisha notorious affairs . Rani with govinda, Shilpa Underworld,
REPLY 21 11 months ago
Anonymous : So what? All the world does - and do do men. Grow up. You sound like a 12 year old.
REPLY 1 11 months ago
Anonymous : This from a person who has a family based in the film industry. Imagine what must it be like for the "real outsiders". Not fake chamchas like Deepika, Ranveer, and Kiara.
REPLY 35 11 months ago
Anonymous : Ms.T, so the others slept around.
REPLY 21 11 months ago
Anonymous : Boycotting Bollywood is not the solution. Support real talent . By boycotting u will be destroying the dreams of lakhs who maybe actors directors technicians. Don't be a hater. Be a smart audience.
REPLY 31 11 months ago
Anonymous : Definitely ..... Agreed!!
REPLY 0 11 months ago
Anonymous : She s**pt with Ajay Devgan, Akshay kumar ,Salman khan and sunny deol. Ajay Devgan and Akshay Kumar were her boyfriends. She was Ravi tan don’s daughter.
REPLY 22 1 year ago
Anonymous : Dude when you say things it’s like you were there in the room. She was dating Ajay devgan before he cheated on her with Tabu and Lolo. Then she dated Akshay Kumar who cheated on her with Shilpa shetty! Ravi Tandon was small potatoes...
REPLY 32 11 months ago
Anonymous : She was with Akshay and Ajay but she didn't sleep with Salman and Sunny. Sunny was married and he has been a very faithful husband. Salman was with Somy Ali back then.
REPLY 0 11 months ago
Anonymous : You are Ravi Tandons daughter. You knew everyone from birth. Your affairs with Ajay n Akshay ruined your career. Not camps.
REPLY 38 1 year ago
Anonymous : Folks--- the question is who he didn't sleep with. Akshay Kumar's middle name is affairs.
REPLY 49 1 year ago
Anonymous : Yes. From Rekha, jhulka, ashwini bhave, ravs, shilpa, nimrat, kriti, mupur, mouni. Etc
REPLY 5 11 months ago
Anonymous : Casanova
REPLY 2 11 months ago
Anonymous : Akshay Kumar's middle name is womanizer.
REPLY 0 11 months ago
Anonymous : She was given preference over krishna, manisha, kajolas all were launched at the same time. Yash chopra signed her for parampara opposite amir. She was to do time machine with shekharkapoor. Karishma was extra in andaz apna apna. Truth is others proved whereas she wasted time first after ajay then akshay
REPLY 42 1 year ago
Anonymous : well said, she was given preference but proved a failure while Karishma who did awful movies, played second fiddle to Ayesha Jhulka and like you said an extra in Andaz apna apna prevauled die to her hardwork. Frans always loved her and she didn't work with bid banners and directors until after Raja hindustani when she became a star. She even had to audition for Dil to pagal hai and Zubeidaa. Raveena has a bad attitude and work ethic, I have old magazine with her interview where she has made derogatory remarks about everyone so why would someone want to hire a rude entitled person like her.
REPLY 23 11 months ago
Anonymous : Just be bold and name the heros..
REPLY 20 1 year ago
Anonymous : You gut so many guts then drop names otherwise shut up no purpose to the "im a victim" article
REPLY 33 1 year ago
Anonymous : she is on about karishma kapoor and ajay devgan
REPLY 25 1 year ago
Anonymous : Karishma was vindictive. Got her thrown out of many films. She had attitude back then
REPLY 11 11 months ago
Anonymous : that's never been proven also if you look at movies Karishma did they were not greta films or great roles, she herself was doing everything that came her way because no one would cast her. Karishma made it big on her own. What movies was Raveen thrown out of by Karishma?
REPLY 9 11 months ago
Anonymous : what movies?
REPLY 0 11 months ago
Anonymous : Shut up Raveena.
REPLY 17 1 year ago
Anonymous : RIP Bollywood - June 14 ‘20
REPLY 50 1 year ago
Anonymous : Achha u should not boycott Bollywood but actually Support real talent and good films.... That's the constructive solution. U may boycott starkids but boycotting Bollywood is like killing the dreams of lakhs who maybe actors , directors, technicians, etc etc. So don't be a hater. Be a smart audience
REPLY 11 11 months ago
Anonymous : Ok. You got your two minutes of fame now. By the way, what were you doing with serial womanizer Akshay Kumar?
REPLY 39 1 year ago
Anonymous : She was one of the woman he exploited.
REPLY 21 1 year ago
Anonymous : Why don’t you ask Akshay Kumar why he wanted to sleep with his costars?
REPLY 27 1 year ago
Anonymous : Convinced her to marry him and give up her career. Then ditched her for Twinkle.
REPLY 17 11 months ago
Anonymous : Because he can't keep it in his pants
REPLY 8 11 months ago