Raveena Tandon Schools An International News Network for Calling Namaste a ‘Prayer-Like’ Gesture

Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon is an Indian actress who works in Hindi films. The actress knows how to find positivity in every situation. Currently while the world is reeling under the scare of Coronavirus, people are being advised to let go of the handshake for the fear of spreading the deadly virus.

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Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus in the world, it has been advised not to shake hands as it can transfer different microbes like viruses and bacteria from one person to another. The alternative of shaking hands is greeting people with a Namaste. However, many people around the globe including the international media are unaware of this welcoming gesture which is common in India.

US President Donald Trump and Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar exchanged a ‘namaste’ instead of usual handshake at the White House on a recent visit amid coronavirus outbreak. Several health officials across globe have warned everyone against handshaking and advised people to ‘social distance’ to protect themselves against the coronavirus.

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Therefore, the two leaders chose to exchange greeting by doing a ‘namaste’ in their latest meet at the White House.
‘I just got back from India. And I did not shake any hands there. And it’s very easy, because they go like this,’ Trump said.

Recently, a popular international news network had covered a piece of news wherein Prince Charles was seen greeting people with a Namaste at the Prince’s Trust Awards amid coronavirus scare. While reporting about it the news publication termed ‘Namaste’ as a ‘prayer-like’ gesture.

After seeing the news, actress Raveena Tandon took to her Twitter profile and schooled them by retweeting their tweet.
“It’s a ‘Namaste’. Do some homework @ABC!”, she wrote.

The actor shared the LINK:

Indian actress Raveena Tandon has received a National Film Award, two Filmfare Awards as well as the Filmfare Special Performance Award for her performance in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Aks. Her years in the industry paid off when she won the coveted National Film Award for Best Actress for her performance in Kalpana Lajmi’s Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence.

Raveena Tandon was chairperson of the Children’s Film Society of India since 2003 till 2005.In September 2005, Tandon resigned from her post citing personal reasons.

On the professional front, Raveena Tandon is currently busy shooting for her next film KGF: Chapter 2. The film also stars South superstar Yash, Sanjay Dutt and will hit the screens in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi. Raveena will be seen playing the role of Ramika Sen, a character rumoured to be modelled on former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in the film.

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