Birthday Special with the 'Mast Mast' girl Raveena Tandon

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One of the leading actresses and the quintessential masala queen of the 90s, Raveena Tandon, celebrates her 41st birthday today. For someone who began with films as a hobby, Raveena was part of several commercial successes like ‘Dilwale’,‘Mohra’, 'Laadla’, ‘Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi’, ‘Bade Miyan Chote Miyan’ name a few. And with the onset of the new millennium, it was a turning point for her as she opted for serious roles and offbeat films like 'Shool', 'Bulandi' and 'Aks'  for which she bagged the Filmfare Special Performance Award in 2002. In 2001, she came into limelight with her powerful portrayal of an abused wife in Kalpana Lajmi's 'Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence'. Raveena not only gained critical acclaim but also won a National Award for her performance. Later, the actress went on to do both commercial and offbeat films like 'Agni Varsha', 'Satta', 'LOC – Kargil', 'Aan: Men at Work', 'Dobara', 'Sandwich' and 'Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap'. The actresslists down some of her personal favourites:

1.     Patthar Ke Phool (1991): This was Raveena’s debut film with one of her favourite co-stars, Salman Khan, who played a police officer fighting an underworld gang. The film fetched her Filmfare’s New Face Award. “Salman and I fought like children on the sets but today with him it’s one of the most concrete friendships. I truly adore him as he stood by me throughout during my difficult times.”



2.     Andaz Apna Apna (1994): The film may have been a commercial failure then but it acquired the cult status over the years. “Those days I was doing four films back to back with Aamir, who was known to be the industry’s original prankster. He would scheme and find unique ways of putting me into trouble.”


3.  Mohra/Dilwale (1994): Mohra's popular Mast Mast’ was definitely a high point of Raveena’s career. “I was on cloud nine when the film’s director, Rajiv Rai’s wife Sonam called me the lucky mascot as I stepped in for the film’s success party,” says Raveena, further adding, “And Dilwale was my first film to hit the Platinum jubilee.”


 4.  Daman (2001): The film is special for Raveena as she won the distinguished National award for her role as Durga Saikia. She played a victim of marital violence.


5.    Aks – the reflection (2001): The film was a supernatural thriller and was well received by the critics. It was one of the most difficult films for Raveena especially because of some of her confrontation scenes with Amitabh Bachchan, who worked in her father Ravi Tandon’s films like 'Majboor' and 'Khuddar'.  But she got almost every award for the film that year for her role including Filmfare special award. “I would always find Amitji intimidating and here I had to get up close and personal with him and act seductively and provocative in front of him which was quite terrifying. I found a strategy by attempting method acting. I had gone completely into a shell while shooting for this film. After every shot I'd go to a corner and sit all by myself. This self-imposed isolation created the impression that I was being uppity and difficult on the sets. Even Amitji got that impression. And there was little that I could do to dispel the notion."


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She looks lovely.

Raveena is the best , happy birthdays ravs :)

miss seeing her on screen

my favourite....Hope she comes back soon in silver screen

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