Raveena Tandon speaks about the hypocrisy in beauty standards for men and women

Published: Feb 20, 2020, 14:55 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

"What I find extremely hypocritical is how viewers and the media only talk about the women getting a surgery very conveniently forgetting that heroes use them too," Raveena Tandon shared.

Kareena Kapoor Khan and Raveena Tandon. Picture/PR
Kareena Kapoor Khan and Raveena Tandon. Picture/PR

Raveena Tandon, an actress who was all the rage in the 80s and 90s, still continues to rule hearts and stay young. The actress still makes heads turn wherever she goes with her style and grace. Raveena led the trend of 'living life on your own terms' when at the age of 21, she adopted two girls and then became a grandmother before she turned 50!

On the latest episode of season two of Kareena Kapoor Khan's audio chat show What Women Want, the actress along with Kareena gave her take on the recent trend of remixes, relevance of women in cinema and her take on a sequel of the cult classic Andaz Apna Apna.

Kareena and Raveena also spoke about the double standards that exist in the industry when it comes to beauty standards between men and women. "There has always been pressure on us actresses for staying young. What I find extremely hypocritical is how viewers and the media only talk about the women getting a surgery very conveniently forgetting that heroes use them too. Have our heroes found the eternal fountain of youth? Is it something that we don't know about?"

Speaking about the diminishing lead roles for actresses above the age of 40, Raveena says, "This used to be the norm back in the day, a culture thing of sorts that once a heroine gets married, she ceases to be a male fantasy."

Further emphasising her point, Raveena casually joked that the remake of Andaz Apna Apna might feature Aamir Khan and Salman Khan, but the original leading ladies, Karisma Kapoor and herself might not be so lucky. "The first shot of the film will show a picture of me and Lolo (Karisma Kapoor) with an incense stick in front of it with Amar (Aamir Khan) and Prem (Salman Khan) mourning our demise. With us no longer in their lives, these two guys will then start their new love stories with 21-year-old actresses."

Stay tuned to season 2 of What Women Want with Kareena Kapoor Khan on Ishq's YouTube channel every Thursdays and on-air from Monday to Friday at 8 pm and 10 am.

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