'Indian singing is not all about Lataji and Ashaji '

'Indian singing is not all about Lataji and Ashaji '

Veteran actor Raveena Tandon, who was recently in town in this flaming weather, talks to Metrolife about her definition of beauty and her singing debut in a upcoming movie. Wearing a red hot dress, she started the conversation on a lighter note by saying “Everybody told me that Delhi is hot, and to beat that hotness I am wearing red today. I am here to compete with Delhi’s garmi!”

Raveena made her debut with Patthar ke Phool in 1991 and it has been more than two decades now, but still the compliments that she gets on her looks are unst­o­p­pable. “Being a princess does not mean having loads of money. My definition of being a princess is that every woman should take care of herself, how she looks and how she feels. What is a better way to go and rejuvenate, what is a better way to go and make yourself look good? That’s how a woman feels beautiful and like a princess,” smiles Raveena.

“Once you are beautiful from within and happy from within, it usually turns up on your face. So yes, I am happy from within and I am happy with what I am doing in my life and I guess that’s what glows,” she adds.

Being a mother of two, she claims that acting as a hands-on mom givers her an advantage of staying in shape without many complications. She gave birth to her second child, a baby boy named Ranbir on 12 July 2007. “I am a hands-on mom. I don’t let maids take care of my children, I run after my kids and believe me  that’s the best way to lose weight. That’s my only fitness mantra – doing everything on your own. So I can say it’s just pure love that keeps me fit,” Raveena explains.
Though she accepts it is tough to maintain your beauty is summer but looking good still remains on the top of her priority list even if she is at home. She further adds, “I would like to look good even at home, not just for my husband but for my kids as well. But more than anyone else, myself. So when I stand in front of a mirror I feel confident as a woman, and it also gives me confidence to step out and face the world.”

Joining the league of very few Indian actresses who have tried their hand in singing, Raveena is all set to lend her voice to upcoming movie Gin Liya Aasman. To which she says “I used to think my voice is very husky and is not meant for singing but I started singing a couple of songs on stage. But now audience is accepting different kind of voices, so it is just an attempt”.

“The song has not been recorded yet, we have been rehearsing it a bit till now. I am glad that Indian singing is not all about Lata ji and Asha ji anymore, a lot of different voices have come. Earlier on, if you heard a song, it was either Lataji or Ashaji. Now there is Shubha Mudgal, Abida Parveen and even Himesh Reshammiya,” she concludes.

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