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07-22-2009, 04:58 PM #1
Raveena Tandon excited about playing lawyer
National award winning actress Raveena Tandon, who essayed a variety of roles in movies in her nearly two decade-long Bollywood career, is excited about playing a lawyer for the first time in her forthcoming movie "Chassni".
"It's for the first time in 20 years that I'm getting to play a lawyer in a film and I'm excited because this is going to be my comeback film," Raveena told IANS in an interview.
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" and stresses the importance of adoption of those who are old. It 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 "hell nervous" when she gave her first shot for the movie.
"The first day of shooting for 'Chassni' 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 challenge me more than I can cater to. 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 something that suits my personality now," she said.
The actress is also judging 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.
07-22-2009, 09:27 PM #2
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