Farah Khan once revealed in a talk show that the catfight between Karisma Kapoor & Raveena Tandon on the sets of Aatish: Feel the Fire was the worst fight she has witnessed between two leading heroines.
It is a known fact in Bollywood that Karisma Kapoor and Raveena Tandon did not get along well at all in the 90s. You may find it unbelievable to learn that during the shooting of RajkumarSantoshi’s ‘Andaz Apna Apna’, both Karisma and Raveena did not exchange a single word during the shooting of the entire movie.
In one of the episodes in the famous talk show “Koffee with Karan”, when Karan Johan asked Farah Khan about the nastiest catfight she has ever witnessed in the Hindi film industry between two leading heroines, Farah narrated an incident from the directorial venture of Sanjay Gupta; Aatish: Feel the Fire. Farah said, “I was once doing a song with Karisma Kapoor and Raveena Tandon, long ago, in a film called Aatish. They were both having some kind of teenage spat. They were hitting each other with their wigs.”
“They were wearing these wigs with plaits and beads in it. One was hitting, the other was stamping her foot with her heel. It was quite childish. I am sure they will laugh about it now,” Farah added.
In an earlier interview, Raveena had said that during the shooting of RajkumarSantoshi’sAndazApnaApna, Rajkumar Santoshi, the director and their co-stars Aamir Khan and Salman Khan were indeed tired of their fights on the sets. Raveena said, “The boys tried to bring Karisma and me together. In fact, in the climax, there’s a scene where Karishma and I are tied to a pillar. Rajji said, ‘We won’t untie you unless you talk to one another.’
The rumored reason for the animosity between Karisma Kapoor and Raveena Tandon was none other than Ajay Devgn. Apparently, Raveena Tandon was madly in love with Ajay Devgn but Ajay fell in love with Karisma and he dumped Raveena for Karisma.
In an old interview, Raveena Tandon went on to the extent of blaming Ajay Devgn and Karisma Kapoor for sabotaging her career and the duo played a part and conspired in throwing Raveena out of at least four films. While speaking to Rediff, Raveen had said, “I have seen actors manipulate and reach where they are today. I won’t name the heroine, but because she was insecure she had me removed from four films.”
Even though Karisma and Raveena weren’t cordial during their peak days in their respective careers, they have buried the hatchet and patched up. Karisma’s daughter Samaira and Raveena’s daughter Rasha played a key role in bringing the two rivals together again.
In an interview to Hindustan Times in the year 2012, Raveena had said, “Since our girls go to the same school, we end up bumping into each other and have bonded well. It’s easier to hang out and discuss our kids.”