"I have signed two very
tough and challenging films. One is based in Rajasthan - that's
a very strong, female-oriented film. The other is a bilingual
made in Bengali and Hindi. It's by a Kolkata-based production
company and is being directed by Raja Sen, who has won multiple
National Awards," Raveena said.
The script of the bilingual movie "The Laboratory"
is based on a story written by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore,
"This is a story about a Sikh woman who gets married to
a Bengali scientist, who dies soon. Then how, being an uneducated
person, she educates herself and brings that whole laboratory
of his husband back to life and fights culture differences is
what makes the story. I, of course, play the Punjabi woman,"
In the Rajasthan-based untitled film too, the actress is playing
an inspirational role.
Without divulging much, she said: "This movie is about
a woman's fight against an age-old tradition that has been there
in Rajasthan since years and which truly prevails till date
in some of the backward areas there. The story is about how
she fights the social evil."
So are power women finally catching up in Bollywood?
"Yes. In fact, power women on screen have been happening
for some time now. At times there are glamorous roles that you
want to be associated with and there are times when you want
to be part of strong films like 'Shool' and 'Satta' (that) are
equally important," she said.