“What? Really? You’re kidding right,” is Raveena Tandon’s first reaction when we are the first ones to inform that she has been conferred the Padma Shri. “Let me call you back,” she says, clearly not ready to believe it.
A bonafide star for three decades now, the actor has always maintained a fine balance between commercial films such as Mohra, to an offbeat film like Daman, which fetched her the National Award for Best Actress.
We finally get on call again. “What do I say?! I am so honoured and grateful and actually thank all the people. It’s because of their love that I have sustained and been in the industry for so many years. They have given me a chance, an opportunity.. This has been a year of awards for me, but I was really not expecting this. I don’t know how to react,” she exclaims.
The 50-year-old was also recently selected by the Ministry to attend the…