Bollywood and politics have quite a major connect in India. Right from the days when Amitabh Bachchan and Rajeev Gandhi appeared together to the days when many superstars came out in support of the current PM Modi.
Off late, there have been many actors who have been a part of the parliament, names such as Hema Malini, Jayalaltiha, Jaya Bachchan, Rekha, Govinda, Kiran Kher, Raj Babbar, Shatrughan Sinha, and the list just goes on.
There have been many who have tried using their influence in the cinema to the next level and have pursued political ambitions.
However, Raveena Tandon, one of the most recognized faces from Bollywood in the 90s and the early 2000s has commented that she is not interested in joining politics at this time.
“I’ve been offered a seat in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha by various parties. It’s an honour and privilege to play an active role in national politics.
But currently, I’m busy with various projects. Now isn’t the right time for me to venture into politics. Whenever I decide to do so, I want to give it my 100 per cent.” An excerpt from Times of India has Raveena saying so.
The next question that many people have been asking her is – what is she up to these days! Raveena has been busy shooting a new TV show off late, along with Govinda and Saroj Khan.
Govinda and Raveena Tandon were a hit couple in the world of Bollywood, and had starred in hit movies such as Dulhe Raja and Bade Miyan Chote Miyan. She reminisces those days as she looks forward to work with Govinda once again.
She commented on working with Govinda again, saying, “Govinda and I would compete with each other and it would bring out the best in us. After hits like ‘Dulhe Raja’ and ‘Bade Miyan Chote Miyan,’ this will be a good opportunity for us to reminisce about our work.” The show is titled ‘Shine On India’.
Raveena Tandon also has two movies to shoot once she’s done with the TV show, as she will then be shooting for Shab, with newcomer actors, and for Matr, a movie by Ashtar Sayed which is a movie about violence directed towards women.
She expresses concern saying that as a society we need more awareness on these crimes against women, and about how women need more laws.
It’s glad to know that we shall be seeing Raveena on the big screen for a few more years before she (might) head towards the Parliament!