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Raveena Tandon reflects on challenges faced by 90s actresses

Raveena Tandon revealed actresses in 90s didn't have the luxury of strategizing their careers

By Web Desk
April 17, 2024
Raveena Tandon reflects on challenges faced by 90s actresses
Raveena Tandon reflects on challenges faced by 90s actresses

Raveena Tandon remarked that actresses from the 90s faced stereotypes and required time to establish themselves, noting that female actors during that era did not have the luxury of strategizing their careers.

During an interview with Indian Express, the 49-year-old actress mentioned that she now realizes she was also subject to stereotypes because actresses had limited freedom to choose roles, with financial considerations also heavily influencing the number of films they signed, given the significant pay gap with male stars.

The K.G.F: Chapter 2 actress said, “There was a stereotyping earlier on when we started. But in retrospect when I think, there was that stereotyping because in the earlier days we would not do one-two films at a time, we would do 10-12 movies at a time."

"The thought for some films was, if it is a big star and a big director, it is going to be a superhit film let’s do it. In those days there wasn’t much selection."

Raveena further explained, “Of course, the monies were not that great for actresses in those days as well. What one hero would make in one film, we would after 15-16 films. More so we would then probably do many more films also."

"So, the stereotyping happened because you took time to establish yourself. When those films released, which had fixed scenes, six superhit songs, then more films like that would come and you would go on signing blindly. There was no career planning as such. It took us time to establish ourselves,” she added.