Raveena Tandon on Agenda AajTak 2021: There is freedom of expression but perception is shrinking

Raveena Tandon on Agenda AajTak 2021: There is freedom of expression but perception is shrinking
Raveena Tandon at Agenda AajTak 2021. Photo:Yasir Iqbal

Many actors are quite active on social media. While they receive a lot of love, they also face backlash and negative comments. At Agenda AajTak 2021, Raveen Tandon, Ashutosh Rana and Shweta Tripathi spoke if actors have freedom of expression in a session titled ‘Abhivyakti Ki Azadi’. They also spoke about the cancel culture and how they are affected by the negative comments.


R – If you ask me, then I would say that there is freedom. It was there earlier as well, but the perception is shrinking. You cannot say many things as it would hurt people’s sentiments but nowadays on what level the sentiments will get hurt, that bandwidth is also shrinking. I am half Sindhi and half Punjabi and I have laughed at both Punjabi and Sindhi jokes cracked on me.

S – I feel we are taking ourselves seriously for no reason. Just like Raveena Ma’am said this used to happen earlier as well but now due to social media’s reach it is necessary to understand that if something is happening, why is it happening. We are taking everything on face value and not trying to understand the reason for it. Be it censorship or freedom of expression, as an artiste and as a human being it is very important because if you only spend time and work with people who agree with you then have how will growth happen and if you keep silencing the voices then what kind of society are we creating. In my opinion, everybody should be encouraged and conversation should happen. If you have a problem with anything then talk it not shun it. If someone is wrong then make them understand rather than shutting their voice.

A – My thoughts on this are that we learn speaking at the age of two but spend the rest of our lives learning what to speak, when to speak, and how to speak. The problem lies there. And it is related to our personality. In our Bundelkhand it is said, “Khelo, kudo, thako mat. Khao, piyo, chhako mat. Dekho, bhaalo, tako mat. Aur bolo, chaalo, bako mat. And to end any controversy, a conversation is the first step.


These thoughts definitely cross my mind. I won’t say I am not scared about it. But, now what one would do about that fear is up to you. For my film Haraamkhor, which I did with Nawazuddin Siddiqui…according to me, we were showing a love story, which revolved around a teacher and a student. People had problems with that film and said that we cannot show it. In fact, people had a problem with Masaan for a slap. I don’t understand, is nobody is slapped in our society? Is it so shocking that a father slapped his daughter? You need to understand why the writer or the director is showing it. Understanding the emotion, journey and characters are necessary.

In fact, this happened to Mirzapur as well. One character is very vocal about her desires. The issue was that she is a woman and how can a woman after marriage and kids be vocal about her desires. Should we all do the same type of characters? Then we should be put in the same bracket. But if we do this then the audience will have problems. I feel the audience has voting power, not just for running the country but also for what kind of content should come. If people have a problem with a film they should not watch.

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