Actress Raveena Tandon, who is currently gearing up for her role in the upcoming Disney+ Hotstar web series Karmma Calling, has been actively promoting the show. In a recent interview, she reminisced about working with film producer Ram Gopal Varma on the movie "Shool." She shared that initially, RGV couldn't envision her in the film, and even when she was in costume, he failed to recognize her. ALSO READ: WHAT! Karan Johar Still Holds Raveena Tandon ‘Accountable’ For Refusing To Act In Kuch Kuch Hota Hai? Actress Makes SHOCKING Revelations
In an interview with Film Companion, Raveena recounted the incident, saying, "When we were shooting the promos, I got out of the make-up room and stood in front of the camera. It was a long corridor from the make-up room to the set, and I was crossing the corridor when Ramu crossed me." She mentioned that despite greeting him, he didn't respond, leading her to believe that he wasn't initially pleased with her casting in the film. ALSO READ: Ram Gopal Varma Lodges Police Complaint Against Activist Who Kept Rs 1 Crore Bounty For Anyone That Beheads The Filmmaker's Head
Persisting with her narrative, she added, "Proceeding onto the set, I immersed myself in the emotive scene for the Shool poster. It was an intensely emotional shoot, and out of the blue, in the midst of it, I heard, 'Oh my god, Ravs! Is that you?' I responded, 'Yes, I greeted you in the corridor, but you didn't acknowledge me.' He admitted, 'I didn't recognize you.' Subsequently, he declared, 'Alright, we are going for it.' And that's how I secured the role in Shool."
Helmed by E Niwas, Shool featured notable performances by Manoj Bajpayee and Sayaji Shinde alongside Raveena. Reflecting on her experience, Raveena shared in an earlier interview with Lehren Retro that director Ram Gopal Varma initially struggled to see beyond her image as a dancer. She mentioned, "Signing a film like Shool was a challenge because Ram Gopal Varma told me that when he closes his eyes, he can only envision me doing 'Kisi Disco Mein Jaaye' and 'Ankhiyon Se Goli Maare.' In Shool, where I portrayed the character of a Bihari housewife, I found the opportunity to break free from that stereotype."
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