MUMBAI: National Award-winning actress Raveena Tandon says she faced many difficulties in her professional life for speaking the truth and that it is hard to survive in the entertainment industry if a person is transparent and honest. Apart from her craft, Raveena is known for her outspoken nature. Asked if she had to pay a price for it, she told: “Yes, I think at times it is challenging and hard to survive in the entertainment industry if you are honest. I faced a lot of trouble for that, where I have been thrown out of films. I have been called a liar and I have been treated badly.” “However, I stuck to being honest and treated people with respect… something that I have learnt from my upbringing. All I knew is that time will unveil the reality. Today, I live with a clear heart and sleep in the night with a clear conscience. So I have no regrets.” After making her Bollywood debut with “Patthar Ke Phool” in 1991, Raveena went on to act in films like “Dilwale”, “Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi”, “Aks”, “Satta” and won a National Award for Kalpana Lajmi’s “Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence”. The actress, who will soon be seen in “Maatr”, believes that all women have a loving and caring nature that the world celebrates, but forgets about the inner strength that they possess. According to her, perhaps that is why the outer world thinks women are weaker – which is untrue. Since childhood, Raveena has been caring for wounded crows, stray dogs and cats.