I have no interest in joining politics: Raveena

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WEB DESK: The famous Indian actress, Raveena Tandon, who has done various films on social issues in her 25-years of film career and raised her voice against the social evils, recently said that she has no interest in joining politics.

Raveena, when asked about her interest in joining politics said that unlike her co-stars Govinda and Shatrughan Sinha, she is not interested in joining politics.

Ms. Tondon while wrapping up from her upcoming film Maatr — The Mother, feels that politics is not her pice of cake.

“Politics? No, not right now. Even if you want to make a difference in the world, unfortunately I feel the good people get stopped everywhere,” Raveena said on the set of the Ashtar Sayyed directorial, which was wrapped up on Thursday.

Though, Raveena has played role of a politician in her film “Satta”. When asked about being not interested in politics, Raveena said, “Around 10 years ago, there was still respect for the higher authorities or officers. But today what you see on social media, the way top politicians are abusing each other openly… There is no respect left. I don’t think there is any dignity left in what people are doing these days… just see the politicians’ remarks and the way they’re teasing each other.”

Maatr — The Mother, which features Slumdog Millionaire actor Madhur Mittal as antagonist focuses on justice for women who are victims of violence and rape.

Raveena, while pointing out at the severity of the situation of crimes against women in the country, also gave her views on the increase in juvenile crime cases.

“There are very few countries that still have 18 years as the age for juvenile. Most of the countries have moved it down to 14 or 16. We are still struck at 18. I’m not someone who is asking for death penalty (for any kind of violence against women)… That shouldn’t happen. I’m not hungry for blood. One should evaluate to what extent the crime has been done. According to me, the juvenile age should be lowered,” said the actor.