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My dance in 'Bbuddah...' not typical item number: Raveena Tandon
IANS  [ Sun, Jun 19, 2011 ]
           
  • Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Raveena Tandon who is making a comeback to item songs with her number "Main Chandigarh di star" in "Bbuddah ... Hoga Terra Baap", doesn't call it her comeback film.

    "Comeback is a very overrated word. Whenever I do something after even a little gap people term it as a comeback. How many times will I make a comeback? I would prefer to call it a backdoor entry into films," she said.

    Raveena, who last had a release in 2006 with a film called "Sandwich", has really shaped up and lost oodles of weight. She is known for her moves in item songs like "Tu cheez badi hai mast mast", "Yeh raat" and "Shehar ki ladki". But the actress maintains that her item song in "Bbuddah..." is not a typical item number.

    "Honestly it's not a typical item song of today. The coinage of an item song nowadays is a little different. Now item means something else only, but I have maintained that please don't expect a lot from the song because I am fully clothed in it," Raveena told IANS in an interview.

    Raveena said she loved her character in the film.

    "It is a very cool, fun song. The character of the girl, who is a very talkative, over dressed, over the top person, and thinks of herself as a rockstar, is understood through this song," she said.

    "So, basically, it is an introduction to my character. It is catchy and I loved moving on it. The best thing was that we finished it in one shift," she added.

    In the film that has been directed by Puri Jagannath and is slated to hit screens July 1, the 36-year-old actress will be seen opposite Amitabh Bachchan and this will be her fourth film with the megastar after "Bade Miyan Chote Miyan", "Aks" and "Agni Varsha".

    "When this film was offered to me first, I had thought that I won't be able to do it, but then everyone said that you have to do it because this is perfect for you and only you can do it. Then I got to know that Mr. Bachchan is behind this, so I thought that even if I have five scenes with him, it will be great for me. This will be my fourth film with him, so in that thought I said yes to this film," said the actress.

    Reminiscing her experience of working with the 68-year-old actor this time around, Raveena said: "My equation with Mr. Bachchan depends on the film that I am doing with him. Like in 'Bade Miyan...', I was like a brat with him always, since he has seen me since my childhood. But in 'Aks', it was very difficult for me because I had a very different role there."

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  • A mother of two, Raveena said she is overawed by Bachchan.

    "I have idolised him since my childhood. Whenever I meet him I start rambling, I become nervous when he is around and I goof up a lot; so throughout 'Aks' I kept a distance from him, so that I can do the strong, confrontational, intense scenes with him," Raveena said.

    "In this film, it was very comfortable because I'm playing myself a carefree person. I was allowed to say anything to him because the character was like this; so I wasn't even scared that he might feel bad. It was very easy and fun to play this role with him," she added.

    Raveena has already completed a bilingual film called "Laboratory". She is also doing "Aap Ke Liye Hum" with Jaya Bachchan which is still under production.





           



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