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This week Raveena Tandon has much reason to rejoice. She has won the Best Actress award for her performance in Sudipto Chattopadhyay's Shobhna's 7 Nights at the Houston Bollywood Film Festival which concluded on October 7 with the announcement of Raveena's triumph.
Interestingly, there is only one acting award at the Houston Bollywood Film Festival which covers both the male and female category of nominations. Raveena therefore beat competition from Abhay Deol and Emraan Hashmi in Dibakar Bannerjee's Shanghai to get the award.
Squealing in delight from Houston after the announcement, Raveena said, "I've hardly received awards in my career so far. I did get the National award for Daman. But that was a one-off thing. I thought I deserved recognition for Shool and Aks. But I was seen as glamorous commercial actress. Hence, not eligible for awards. Now when I've played the most glamorous role of my life, I get the Best Actress award. »
- Subhash K. Jha
Raveena Tandon is to play a high-society cougar in her first major film role in five years. The actress researched the role in Sudipto Chattopadhyay's upcoming feature by going to local cafes. Chattopadhyay told Mid Day: "When I narrated the premise of the film, she refused to believe that these housewives and upmarket Mumbai woman come and pick up these toy boys and hunks from outside this particular coffee house. "She said that she wanted to check it out but she being a star it was difficult (more) »
- By Zakia Uddin
In Sudipto Chattopadhyay's next film Shobhana 7 Nights, Raveena Tandon is all set to play a role modeled on famous Indian author and socialite Shobhaa De. However, the film's makers insist that the only similarity between Raveena's character and Shobhaa De is that she is a beautiful and glamorous novelist, the rest of the premise is very different.
The film will also show Shobhaa De's long term professional relationship with the publisher of her novels David Davidhar of Penguin India. Anupam Kher has been cast to play the role based on publisher David Davidhar.
In the film, Raveena plays a married novelist who is in a relationship with a much younger boy, played by model-actor Amit Purohit. The film also stars Rohit Roy as Raveena's philandering husband.
Shobhana 7 Nights goes on floors next month. »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
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