Raveena Tandon recalls being called 'Amazonian, Thunder Thighs'; reveals she was body shamed by media

Raveena Tandon, the senior Bollywood actress recently opened up about the body shaming she faced from the media, during the peak of her acting career. Here's what she said...

Updated on Sep 27, 2023   |  10:47 PM IST  |  97.4K
Raveena Tandon
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Key Highlight
  • Raveena Tandon is now busy in her acting career, with some promising projects in her kitty
  • The senior actress recently spoke about her strained relationship with the media of the '90s
  • Raveena revealed she was body shamed by the media, who called her names

Raveena Tandon is totally busy in her acting career, with some promising projects in the pipeline. She played a pivotal role in the second installment of the blockbuster KGF franchise and was seen in some notable web shows and films, recently. In a recent conversation with Lehren, Raveena Tandon extensively spoke about her acting career and her strained relationship with the media of the 1990s. The famous actress revealed that she was brutally body-shamed by the media, and was called names.

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Raveena Tandon recalls being called 'Amazonian, Thunder Thighs'

According to Raveena Tandon, many famous journalists of the 1990s, especially women, were totally 'nasty' towards her. The Andaz Apna Apna actress revealed that she was body-shamed, slut-shamed, and called names by the editors, who had their own 'camps' in the film industry at that time.

"Some of those women editors today play the feminist card. But, I know how nasty they were back then. These are the very people who slut-shamed, body shamed, and called me names. I was called so many things like Amazonian, Thunder Thighs, and Miss Arrogant," recalled Raveena Tandon in her interview with Lehren.

Raveena Tandon on her troubled relationship with the 90s media

In her interview, Raveena also opened up about her troubled relationship with the media of the 1990s. According to the KGF: Chapter 2 actress, the media at that time was 'terrible', as 'yellow journalism' was at its peak. "They had no morals, no scruples, and no integrity. Luckily, today you have social media where you can put out your case right away in front of your fans. Your statement matters today," stated the actress.


"Earlier, we were at the mercy of the editors, who had their own camps with whom they were close to. They would write only good things about them, not even waiting to find out the truth. Even if they had to issue an apology, it would be a very small line, very obscure on the inside pages," she further added.

Raveena Tandon's work front

The senior actress was last seen in the Jio Cinema project One Friday Night, which was released in July, this year. She will be next seen in Ghudchadi, the upcoming romantic comedy which is slated to hit the screens on September 29, Friday. Raveena Tandon is also set to play a key role in Welcome To The Jungle, the upcoming multi-starrer, alongside Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt, Lara Dutta, and others.

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