There’s no harm in doing regional films: Zareen
While actor Zareen
Khan (right) is happy working on her upcoming Bollywood projects, she fails to understand why actors are looked down upon when they pick regional projects. “I don’t understand what is wrong with doing regional films. As actors, our job is to act. When we become actors, there is no obligation to take up only Bollywood projects,” says Zareen, who has worked in the Punjabi film Jatt James Bond (2014). “If an Indian film actor is offered an English film, people get very excited about it. As long as the script is interesting, I don’t think there should be a barrier,” she adds.
Zareen made her Bollywood debut alongside actor Salman Khan in Veer (2010), and was also part of the multi-starrer, Housefull 2 (2012). She says that one can’t overlook the fact that the regional film industries, too, are now growing. “All regional film industries are doing very well right now. All of them have their own appeal. Even Bollywood actors are now getting involved in different aspects of filmmaking in the regional industry,” she says.
Although the actor has been away from the silver screen for a while, she is confident that her fans will give her the same love when she is back. “Whatever movies I did were good, and despite such a long gap my fans told me how much they have missed me. I’m sure they will love me as much as they did before,” she says.
All regional film industries are doing very well right now. All of them have their own appeal
Zareen Khan, actor