Raveena Tandon recalls Salman Khan starrer Patthar Ke Phool, Says ‘never wanted to become an actor’

Actress Raveena Tandon made her Bollywood debut in film Patthar Ke Phool (1991) opposite Salman Khan. Since then she has never looked back. In a career of over 29 years, Raveena has played a variety of roles. She has garnered a huge list of fans with her scintillating acting chops and performances.

In a conversation at Kiran Joneja’s online chat show, Raveena said that she never wanted to become an actor, but when destiny wants something to happen, it all happens simultaneously. The Actress recalled how she got her first film Patthar Ke Phool in 1991 and how she met Salman Khan through a mutual friend. She also stated that her friends were much excited to see her opposite Salman Khan in the film.


Tandon recalled, “I never wanted to become an actor, but when destiny wants something to happen it all happens simultaneously, so after finishing my 10th exams I did an internship with Prahlad Kakkar, also I had done a few modeling projects before that, when I was interning with Prahlad Kakkar people used to ask me what was I doing behind the cameras and why was I not acting in front of the cameras. Also, Prahlad used to ask me to model whenever a model didn’t turn up for the shoot on time! But those days were really fun. I truly enjoyed my internship days.”

Gorgeous diva added, “One day I was in one of the studios in Bandra and my friend Bunty, who was a filmmaker I knew him because I had done a few advertisements with him, asked if I was in Bandra. I said yes. To that, he said, ‘come outside, Salman. I remember my friends were more excited that my co-actor is Salman Khan and they encouraged me to go ahead. So, that was how my journey of being a film actress begun.”