Raveena, who turned a year older Sunday, feels 40 is just a number, “and a very attractive one at that”.
“I don’t know if life begins at 40. But I definitely feel I’ve many many things to do. And they’re all happening in a bunch,” she said.
Raveena spent her birthday playing cards, but there was no partying. While the card-playing went on in her house since Diwali, the birthday bash didn’t happen because of a death in the family.
“My Tauji (uncle) passed away. There was no pressure as such to not celebrate my birthday. Lekin dil hi nahin kiya (But my heart wasn’t into any celebrations). I was very close to my Tauji.”
“So, we just brought in my birthday with a quiet family dinner, with my husband and children and very close friends. The taash (cards) party that was on since Diwali continued through my birthday. In fact, extra tables had to be added since many more of our friends wanted to join in. There will be many birthdays to celebrate, I hope,” she said.
Raveena set a record in recording television software when she shot 13 episodes of her talk show “Simply Baatein With Raveena” in five days.
She is still in a daze. “I don’t know how I did it! I was out of the country. I came back to a schedule of Onir’s film. I pushed it forward by a few days and shot all 13 episodes of my talk show in just five days. It was madness. Friends who have done television, say they’ve never heard of such a thing. But for me it’s always been that way.”
“Whatever I’ve done I’ve done on the spur of the moment.” Raveena feels she has the best life she could hope for.
“I have a perfect husband (Anil Thadani) and two absolutely gorgeous children. I couldn’t have asked for anyone better than my husband Anil. He’s supportive, but not blindly so,” Raveena said.
“He has his own point of view on everything and doesn’t mind expressing it. He’s from the film industry and knows what I am all about. He isn’t very demonstrative whereas I like to make my feelings crystal clear. With Anil, I feel I’ve come home. I feel I can put my feet up and relax while he’ll take care of everything,” she said.