There’s no harm in do­ing re­gional films: Za­reen

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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

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