July 21, 2024


Raveena Tandon is among some of the most sought actress in Bollywood as well as the OTT space in India. The actress, who set screens on fire during the 90s, recently revealed making a name for herself in the industry was not an easy task. The actress opened up about facing criticism from the media who slut-shamed and passed derogatory remarks about actresses.   

From calling out women editors for body shaming her and many other young actresses to making shocking revelation of unhealthy practices, Raveena held nothing back while talking about the dark times she faced when she began her career.

Raveena Tandon on body shaming

In a recent Zoom interview, Raveena Tandon recalled the dark phase she went through during her early days in Bollywood. She said, “There was a lot of body shaming, and I’ll be very honest, the body shaming was not from the industry. Everyone very easily blames the film industry, but the film industry was the one that gave me chances. The media was body-shaming us. Editors who were women were busy slut-shaming heroines, trying to prove how nasty they’re or trying to question anyone’s body, face, or hair, and they were like, ‘Oh my God, look at her thunder thighs and Amazonian body frame’. These were the terms that the actresses were called at that time. It was sad at that time.”

The actress added that her strong upbringing and supportive parents were what helped her during that challenging phase. She said, “At least I had a strong upbringing, a stable house, and my parents, who were my backbone, who were with me when was at my lowest. That is a bad phase for anyone to go through.”

Raveena Tandon on starving

Despite her support system, the ‘Tip Tip Barsa Paani’ beauty revealed she briefly resorted to unhealthy practices in order to meet the then prevalent beauty standards. She said, “A lot of female actors felt pressured to go through surgeries, but luckily I didn’t have to go through that. There was a point when I was starving myself, and then I realized, that’s seriously unhealthy what I’m doing to myself.”

On the professional front, Raveena Tandon was recently seen in the Disney+ Hotstar drama thriller series Karmma Calling. Her upcoming next include Welcome to the Jungle and Ghudchadi.

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