Raveena Tandon Calls Out Bollywood’s “Mean Girls,” Says They Tried To “Bury” Her
“Made fun of, been removed from films by heroes, their girlfriends,” wrote Raveena Tandon
Actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death has opened the floodgates on a deluge of recriminations against the film industry he belonged; on social media, many, including some insiders, have accused Bollywood of operating in camps and cliques based on privilege and nepotism. In a series of tweets, actress Raveena Tandon agreed that camps exist as do “mean girls.” Ms Tandon, daughter of producer Ravi Tandon and a top star of the Nineties, also revealed that she had also been made a target of what she called “dirty politics.” Raveena Tandon also shared thoughts on the role of the media – “chamcha journos,” specifically – in enabling the sort of power play she describes in her tweets.
“Made fun of, been removed from films by heroes, their girlfriends, journo chamchas and their career-destroying fake media stories. Sometimes careers are destroyed. You struggle to keep afloat. Fight back. Some survive, some don’t,” Raveena Tandon tweeted, “When you speak the truth, you are branded a liar.”
Despite being born into the industry, Raveena Tandon said that it had happened to her. “The more they tried to bury me, the harder I fought back,” she tweeted.