Actress Raveena Tandon recently shared her experience of debuting in Bollywood opposite Salman Khan in the 1991 film Patthar Ke Phool. Tandon has finished 29 years in the industry since then and has done a wide genre of films. However Tandon recently revealed that she didn't always plan on becoming an actor.
In an interaction with actress Kiran Joneja on the digital talk show Insider Talk, Tandon said, "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 modelling 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."
Tandon also recalled the first time she met Salman Khan. She said, "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 (Khan) and I are passing by, just say hi to us'."
Tandon also said that her friends were more excited about her first film than herself. She said, "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."