At the age of 21, Raveena Tandon gave birth to a child. She discussed the difficulties she faced and the criticism she received.
In the early 1990s and 2000s, Raveena Tandon, an actress from Bollywood, was one of the top actresses. She has demonstrated her versatility in a variety of genres, including romantic comedies, action thrillers, and films that focus on social issues.
The seasoned actress, who is fairly active on social media, recently gave her fans a peek at the happy event by sharing photos from a special pre-graduation dinner she and her husband, Anil Thadani, prepared for their daughter Rasha.
When she adopted Pooja and Chaya as a single mother in 1995, 21-year-old Raveena Tandon discussed the difficulties she had and the criticism she received. In a conversation earlier she said, “Whenever you do something, there will always be these trolls, or someone will make some sexist remark, trying to create controversies out of nothing. I remember one article even saying that these must be her (Raveena’s) hidden children, which she must have had out of wedlock. When I was 21, they were eight and 11. So, when did I have them? When I was 11 or 12? Trolling happens even today… Anything you do, there will be trolling. I say you shouldn’t pay attention to these people.”
Raveena Tandon also said, “Some ‘well-meaning’ aunties asked who will marry me now because I come with excess baggage. I was like, whoever loves me will love me, my girls, my dogs, my cat, and whoever I come with.” The National award-winning actress added that it was the only condition she had maintained when she started dating her now-husband Anil Thadani. “I come with my entire gang, that’s what I told him.”
Andaz Apna Apna actress then opened up on her decision to adopt Pooja and Chaya. She said, “When I came off the legal age, I saw my cousin’s kids not getting the kind of lives they should have had as, unfortunately, their parents were no more. And I thought, I keep doing this for other NGOs, but here are two children whom I have seen born in front of me. I felt like it was time they got a better life. So, I got them home. So, the minute I turned 21, I became their legal guardian.”
“Sometimes I feel like I was born to be a mother. Ever since I was a child, I have always had a very emotional, compassionate streak. Every time I went with my mom to orphanages, where she used to be helping other NGOs, I used to see these little babies, and I always wanted to bring a baby home. So, I think that instinct was there in me right from the beginning,” she added.