Raveena is back

NEW DELHI: National Award winning actress Raveena Tandon wants to do only mature roles in her second innings in films and is excited about playing a lawyer in Chaasni. “I’m getting to play a lawyer in the film and I’m excited because this is going to be my comeback film,” Raveena, who played an advocate in 2005 gripping drama Pehchaan, told in an interview.

The film is being directed by Revathy Sharma and also stars veteran actress Jaya Bachchan, Ayesha Takia and Urvashi Sharma. Chaasni is a remake of the Tamil film June R and stresses the importance of adoption of those who are old. It is Sharma’s homage to elderly people.

Raveena, who made her Bollywood debut with Patthar Ke Phool in 1991, is returning to the arc lights after a four-year hiatus with the movie and says she was ‘hell nervous’ when she gave her first shot for the movie. “The first day of shooting for Chaasni was very encouraging. I gave my first shot and the entire unit started clapping. I felt like — ‘This is where I am meant to be’. I delivered one dialogue in one take and Revathy said ‘Okay’ and my day was made,” said the actress who took a sabbatical after tying the knot with Anil Thadani in 2004.