Posted: 03 September 2012 at 2:43pm | IP Logged
Raj Thackeray isn't wrong, says Raveena Tandon
One look at Raveena Tandon and you know why the mast mast tag doesn't ever seem to leave her. Looking stylish a grey silk shirt and black pants, the actress visited the TOI office for a candid chat.
Suffering from viral, Raveena enjoyed sipping hot chai and munching on biscuits, even as she said she felt a little 'sedated' with all those antibiotics. Well, if she's so chatty and candid when sedated, we aren't complaining. Excerpts from the chat...Stay green, Nagpur!
Raveena , who has come to Nagpur earlier, said: "I love Nagpur! The reason is that it remains a place where I would like my children to grow up! Unfortunately, Mumbai has been sold and raped because nobody raised a voice against those who were selling the green areas. I hope Nagpur stays green always!"Frankly speaking
And what's her take on the latest controversy surrounding Raj Thackeray's statement, wherein he has slammed the Pak singers participating in India reality show Sur Kshetra? "Honestly speaking, Raj Thackeray
isn't wrong! There are comic stars who come to India from Pakistanaur wapis jaake hamari vaat lagate hein
! Whether it's sending terrorists like Kasab or sending hatred-invoking SMSes, Pakistan has always played dirty. So, what friendship and cultural exchange are we talking about," she said.'I will be assassinated!'
Seeing that the gutsy gal is so vocal about vital issues, we asked her why doesn't she venture into politics, and she said with a laugh: "My husband Anil says that I will be assassinated if I ever join politics because I can't zip my mouth!"'Karisma and I'
The actress refuses to join politics. So, ask her if she'll ever write a book, because that's one place where she can freely pen her thoughts! Laughing, she said, "Oh yeah...I am actually waiting to write a book. Lots of people will have nowhere to hide...I can write so much about them!" Speaking of which, quiz her on the times when catfights between her and Karisma were written about at length and she said, "That was long ago, but yeah today we both do look back on the time spent and laugh about it."Silent Andaz...
As she goes down memory lane, Raveena said, "I wonder how Andaz Apna Apna
was made, because nobody was speaking to anybody on the sets. There was no bonhomie!" Giving an example, she said, "In the climax scene, Karisma and I were tied to a pole and it was lunch time. The boys played a prank, left us tied and warned everybody against untying us. While I was perpetually on diet, Karisma was constantly hungry. I could manage to have my juice through a straw with help from the staff. When I asked Lolo if she wanted juice, she just refused! Today, we both look back and laugh and I tell Lolo, "see I was the first to extend a hand of friendship to you!"'Not a bored housewife'
While the actress is often complimented for doing up her home beautifully, does she have plans to turn designer? "I am an actress and still want to act. I am not yet a bored housewife, who will bring furniture from Dubai
and sell it her! Right now I am enjoying being laidback, waking up aaraam se and being actively part of my kids' lives," she said. And is she the strict mom or the pampering kind? To this, she said: "I like to believe that I am a bit of both. I don't want my kids to grow up, look at me and say, "Look Hitler's here!"