Raveena Tandon On Loosing Out On Films Due To Competition With Karisma Kapoor: 'I Have Never...'

Raveena Tandon recalled the peak time in her career and revealed if her competition with Karisma Kapoor hampered her filmography.


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Raveena Tandon On Loosing Out On Films Due To Competition With Karisma Kapoor: 'I Have Never...'

Raveena Tandon is one of the most gorgeous divas in Bollywood. She made her debut in the 90s, and went on to create a charismatic name for herself in the industries. Being a leading lady for some of the most popular male actors in films, she contributed to some of the most iconic films, such as Dilwale, Akhiyon Se Goli Maare, Laadla, Main Khiladi Tu Anari and so many others. However, despite being such a phenomenal actress, she often hit the headlines back in the days for her apparent bitter catfight and competition with her competitor, Karisma Kapoor. And now, she opened up about the same.

Raveena Tandon reveals losing out on films due to competition with Karisma Kapoor

In a recent interview with Lehren Retro, Raveena Tandon recalled her feud with contemporary actress, Karisma Kapoor and revealed how their competition took a toll on her film career. Citing aspects of groupism and politics within the film fraternity, she mentioned how she was replaced at the last minute in big films like Saajan Chale Sasural and Vijaypath, since the makers gave it out to Karisma. She mentioned:

“I have always believed in healthy competition because that brings out the best in you. But I am not a cutthroat person, nobody can say Raveena got me removed from a project or Raveena refused to work with a newcomer. I have never done that kind of politics and groupism but others have blatantly done politics against me. I was supposed to do Saajan Chale Sasural with David Dhawan and Govinda and they told me this later. I had even signed Vijaypath, I lost the film.”

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When Raveena spoke about her feud with Karisma and revealed if it changed over time

In one of her older interviews, Raveena Tandon had spoken up about the bitter relationship she shared with Karisma Kapoor, owing to professional rivalry. For the unversed, it all started when the duo became a part of the film, Andaz Apna Apna together, and couldn’t be on the same page during its shooting. Speaking more on it, Raveena mentioned how with time, their feud and discord gradually relaxed out. She had mentioned:

“See, you can’t get along with everyone, right? And today, I am glad to say that Karisma and me were children. May be, we went through our slight complexes at that time but today, our children are friends and today, socially also we hang out together. So, I think people grow up.”


When Raveena compared posing with Karisma to that with a broomstick

Well, while with the passage of time, things have been normal between the two leading ladies of the 90s, there was once a time when Raveena did not fear to mince her words when she spoke about Karisma. In one of her older media interactions with Rediff, Raveena was asked if she had apparently refused to pose with Karisma Kapoor at one of the parties. To this, she gave a sassy response and highlighted that it didn’t matter with whom she posed or not, as she could pose with a broomstick and still look good.

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When a 16-year old Karisma Kapoor had reacted to Raveena Tandon’s claims of being mean

In an earlier interaction with Stardust Magazine, Karisma Kapoor had reacted to Raveena Tandon’s claims of her and Salman Khan being mean to the latter on the sets of Andaz Apna Apna. The then-16-year-old Karisma revealed that Raveena stayed sweet on her face and that they both share a regular working relationship. However, she added they have better things to do in life than ganging up against Raveena.


What do you think about Raveena Tandon’s revelations? Let us know.

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