Raveena Tandon recalls her first encounter with Salman Khan during college when he was 'looking for a new girl for a film'


Raveena Tandon and Salman Khan go way back! The two have been friends for over 30 years now and share a great bond. But not many know how Raveena and Salman met for the first time. Raveena recently revealed that it was not her first film Patthar Ke Phool's set where she met Salman for the first time, who also happened to be her co-star in the film. 

Speaking to Kiran Joneja on her chat show, Raveena revealed how she met Salman for the first time and how their friendship bloomed afterward. She shared, "One day I was in one of the studios in Bandra and my friend Bunty, who was a filmmaker, I knew him because I had done a few advertisements with him, asked if I was in Bandra. I said yes. To that, he said, 'come outside, Salman (Khan) and I are passing by, just say hi to us'".

Salman, at the time, was looking for ‘a new girl’ to star in a new movie for producer GP Sippy, and her friend told him that he must look at Raveena. She continued, “I said yes, my friends were more excited that I was doing a film with Salman Khan and they said, ‘Iske baad tujhe picture nahi karni toh na bol de par yeh to kar (If you don’t want to do another movie after this it’s fine, but at least do this one).

This first meeting eventually led to Raveena signing her Bollywood debut with Salman in Patthar Ke Phool in 1991.

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Raveena also spoke about how she never wanted to be an actress. She said, "When destiny wants something to happen it all happens simultaneously, so after finishing my 10th exams I did an internship with Prahlad Kakkar, also I had done a few modelling projects before that... Prahlad used to ask me to model whenever a model didn't turn up for the shoot on time! But those days were really fun. I truly enjoyed my internship days."

(Source: Insider Talk)