Raveena Tandon unveils trailer of 'Aranyak', talks about women in uniform

Actress Raveena was popularly known for her glamorous dance steps and the graceful performances that ruled the hearts of audiences back in the 1990s. Playing the character of a female police cop for her digital debut will showcase an all-new avatar of the actress. The two-minute-long trailer of the series was unveiled in Lonavla.

Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon's upcoming crime thriller Aranyak will highlight the hardships and adversities of female officers. The 90s sensation will be seen playing the character of a police officer for the Netflix series that is set to release on December 10.

Actress Raveena was popularly known for her glamorous dance steps and the graceful performances that ruled the hearts of audiences back in the 1990s. Playing the character of a female police cop for her digital debut will showcase an all-new avatar of the actress.  

The two-minute-long trailer of the series was unveiled in Lonavla. The show will highlight the difficulties and disparities female police officers face as they try to balance the hustle of their work and personal lives.

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Set in the dense forest, Raveena plays a local cop, who all her life waits for a "big case" and one fine day a news of a teenage tourist's murder shakes her up and joins forces with her city-bred replacement Angad played by Parambrata Chatterjee to solve the case.

As the two struggle to find the serial killing entity, a forgotten folklore is revived. The trailer also features Ashutosh Rana, Meghna Mali and Zakir Hussain.

The 47-year-old actress will be seen playing a "fierce" officer named Kasturi Dogra and says her "character in itself is so strong she would reach out to you anyhow."

Describing the characteristics of Kasturi, Raveena added: "She's a fiercely independent, super talented cop, who is waiting for an opportunity to excel in her life. She's surrounded by her male counterparts, wants to achieve something in her career and the way we women juggle our career, lives, emotional support that we get or don't get from home."

The actress during the trailer launch of 'Arnayak' added: "Our priorities are our children, in-laws, family, that's what completely attracted me to her character. A lot of women can identify with that, especially our women in uniform."

"It's so important to get that emotional support, that backing because the job that they do isn't only physically taxing but mentality taxing. There's so much pressure on them to try and excel."

The actress does not identify with her character much and shared the reason why.

She said: "It's something that I might not identify, because I might be one of those lucky ones who has had constant emotional support from my family - parents, husband, children, to go out there and do my best.

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"But there are so many women out there, so many Kasturi Dogras who aren't lucky enough to get that kind of emotional support. That's what makes the character so beautifully strong against all odds."