Peo­ple who called me fat now call me sexy: Za­reen

Ac­tor Za­reen Khan says per­cep­tions change re­ally fast in the film in­dus­try

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Ac­tor Za­reen Khan (left), had to face a lot of crit­i­cism for her weight when she made her Bol­ly­wood de­but in Veer (2010). How­ever, she says that the ta­bles have turned now and post her cameo in the track Char­ac­ter Dheela in the Sal­man Khan-star­rer, Ready (2011) the naysay­ers have changed their per­cep­tion.

“A lot of peo­ple re­ally did not want to work with me when I en­tered Bol­ly­wood. Af­ter a year or so the song Char­ac­ter Dheela hap­pened and the same peo­ple who called me fat then, were sud­denly call­ing me sexy. I un­der­stood that per­cep­tions change re­ally fast in Bol­ly­wood,” says Za­reen.

How­ever, the ac­tor never felt the need to point this out to those who made her feel bad at the start. “I am just amused that you have to work with these peo­ple. There is no thought of re­venge be­cause this is how this in­dus­try works. You are just sup­posed to move ahead and not get stuck on these things. Rather than be­ing re­venge­ful I feel proud of my­self,” she says.

Za­reen was even tagged as a looka­like of ac­tor Ka­t­rina Kaif, but she does not blame the au­di­ence for that. “I think it is a lit­tle un­fair for the public be­cause the im­age was just fed to their minds. That did not help me ei­ther be­cause it was a lit­tle bit of disad­van­tage to be­gin with a com­par­i­son. How­ever, I am glad that over the years I was able to get that tag off me,” she says.

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