Raveena Tandon who was a sensation in the 90s has made shocking revelations of what she faced in Bollywood. She said in an interview, “I didn’t have godfathers, wasn’t part of camps and didn’t have heroes promoting me. I was not sleeping around with heroes for roles or having affairs.
In a lot of cases, I was considered arrogant because I wasn’t pandering to what the heroes wanted me to do – laughing when they wanted me to laugh, sitting when they asked me to sit.” She said that she lost several offers, she was labelled arrogant and nasty things were written about her. She also said that she was disappointed by female journalists who didn’t stand by her.
She stated, “There used to be these cabals which used to have the heroes, their girlfriends and their journalist chamchas. What used to shock me was that a lot of these female journalists would do something like this to another woman. When they now stand up and say, we’re feminists and writing ulta-feminist columns.”
Raveena had earlier acknowledged the existence of camps in the industry. Her explosive comments comes after witnessing a raging debate on Bollywood’s ugly and dark secrets that sparked after Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.
Talking to an entertainment portal, Raveena stated that there were a lot of things going on in the industry when she started her career in Bollywood. However, despite everything, she has never compromised or slept around with “heroes” for movies or having affairs with anyone.
The actress also alleged some “female journalist” to bring her down, however, all she ever wanted to do was to live on her own terms. Talking about monopoly during her career, she added that she had lost several movies due to her honesty but in return, received a lot of “dirt” on her.