Bollywood has challenging roles for married actresses: Raveena

Bollywood has challenging roles for married actresses: Raveena

Bollywood has challenging roles for married actresses: Raveena

"I think the industry has changed a lot as compared to past 15-20 years. Today married women are offered challenging roles. We see Shabanaji, Sharmilaji, Hemaji, Aishwarya and others playing varied roles and are part of some fantastic movies," Raveena said.
Married actress were considered a tabboo in the industry some time back but the things have changed for better in the past few years, feels the actress.

The actress, who is married to film distributor Anil Thadani, has not acted in films since 2006. Her last film was 'Sandwich' opposite Govinda.

Raveena, who making a comeback in Bollywood said, "As actresses get married they have very little to offer as they have other responsibilities. But industry is more open today."

The 35-year-old actress known for her roles in 'Mohra', 'Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi', 'Ziddi', 'Dulhe Raja' and 'Bade Miyan Chote Miyan' is looking for challenging roles.
Raveena, who took voluntary retirement from the silver screen as the glamour girl post her marriage, reveals that she was offered loads of script but nothing exciting has come her way till now.

"I have been going through lots of scripts but I am inclined to roles like I played in 'Shool', 'Daman' and 'Satta', something more evolved and something that suits my personality now," she said.

Raveena who is playing lead role in Rajeev Walia's 'Agni - The Fire' said, she feels fortunate to be part of this film. "The movie is about women empowerment. We do talk about India's development and how far it has reached but today also women in rural areas face problems," she said.

Raveena will be seen making her Bengali debut in Raja Sen's 'Laboratory' which is based on a story written by Rabindranath Tagore. The film revolves around a scientist, an uneducated Sikh woman (Raveena) and her daughter.
"Sohini (Raveena) gets married to a Bengali scientist, who dies soon, how the woman decides to educate herself and ensure her husband's works live on is what makes up the story," she said.

The actress will also be seen in 'Aap Ke Liye Hum'. The film which is a remake of Tamil film 'June R' stars Jaya Bachchan, Manisha Koirala, Raveena, Ayesha Takia and Ranvir Shorey.
"Aap Ke Liye Hum is about an adopted mother, played by Jaya, abandoned by her wretched son, played by Ranvir," Raveena said.