Mumbai: Actor Raveena Tandon claimed she was called arrogant for refusing to wear swimming costume or doing kissing scenes.
In an exclusive interview with ANI, the Raveena said, ‘I used to be uncomfortable with a lot of things. For example, dance steps. If I was uncomfortable with something I would say listen I am not comfortable with this step. I would not do the step. I didn’t want to wear swimming costumes, and I didn’t do kissing scenes. So I had my fundas. I was the only actress who had a couple of rape scenes with not even one tear in the dress. All my clothes used to be fully intact.’
‘Mera dress phatega nahi..tum karlo rape scene agar karna hai. So they used to call me arrogant,’ Raveena added.
The actor has been ruling hearts ever since she made her debut with ‘Patthar Ke Phool’ opposite Salman Khan in 1991.
Opening up about working in films back in the 90s on her own terms and conditions, Raveena revealed, ‘Darr had come to me first, though it was not vulgar, but earlier there were some scenes in ‘Darr’ I was not comfortable with.
Even ‘Prem Qaidi’, the first film with which I think Lolo (Karisma Kapoor) got launched was actually offered to me first. But even in that, there was just one scene where the hero pulls down the zipper and the strap is showing, I was uncomfortable with that.’
Raveena Tandon was recently chosen for the Padma Shri, the country’s fourth highest civilian honour.