Actor Raveena Tandon shared a video returning from her 2000 visit to the Okavango grassland in Botswana. She is seen sitting in an open jeep very close to the lionesses.
Sharing the video, on International Day of the Forest, she wrote: “#throwback. In the year 2000. My trip to #okavangodelta. #Botswana #missyoumadmike I had been on many safaris in as a child with my father, but domestic, my first encounter with the Panthera Leo species, that magnificent pride of females, alerted to kill for their pride. “
She recounted how they were too close for comfort, but turning around was not an option. “Was on a pro vehicle with my camera, and sitting in the open camera seat on the jeep’s bumper, when we met them we didn’t have time to jump in the back. Really didn’t have the courage to look in their eyes, (they literally pierce your soul), if any of them thought I was a good meal, then with many other trips to this wonderful world of nature, i realized, humans are not actually on the menu, animals are only attacked if provoked or threatened. We are the most dangerous species, we have destroyed their habitat, invaded their homes and committed genocide, our wildlife must be respected and we must do @ all in our power to protect our cospecies on this planet. And no longer ruin and ravage our planet. #internationalforestday. “
The video shows Raveena sitting alone, a few feet from the “pride of women” as they sit. At one point in the video, Raveena mutters how one lioness in particular was “ scratching and licking her paw. ”
His fans expressed their feelings in the comment box, one of them saying: “Wow !! This must have been a burnt experience forever.” Another said, “Our brave queen.” A third person said, “U r so brave.”
Looks like Raveena loves wildlife. Earlier in March, she shared photos and videos of herself on a safari and wrote: “#wadinginthewild, for me it’s still the wild and wild world.” She was seen sitting in an open jeep with a huge camera in her hand. In a video with the message, a leopard was seen sitting at the other end under a tree.
On World Wildlife Day on March 3, she shared another majestic photo of a Royal Bengal tiger, elephants and deer and wrote: “A very happy #WorldWildlifeDay everyone . Most of our wild animals are now on endangered lists. As children of Mother Earth, it is our responsibility to protect our planet and our fellow human beings, The future of wildlife is in our hands , so let’s pledge today to give our all and save and protect our beautiful wildlife and its habitats, let’s make this world beautiful, healthy and greener, to be for generations to come. share some of the beautiful moments that I captured on my camera to celebrate our beautiful planet today and every day and to teach our children to love kindness and compassion for our co-species. #worldwildlifeday Photograph by Raveena Tandon # worldwildlifeday2021. “These were from é also one of its many visits to wildlife sanctuaries.
On the job front, Raveena will be seen next in the Kannada / Hindi movie, KGF 2. The films stars Kannada star Yash and Sanjay Dutt as opponents. Raveena would play a politician in the film.