The industry still judges you on your looks: Zareen
After her film Veer (2010), actor Zareen Khan (above) had spoken about how she was body shamed for being fat. Much has not changed since then, says Zareen. “A major part of the industry still feels that till the time your body looks great, your acting potential does not matter. Only when you are physically appealing, will they like to know you,” says Zareen.
However, the actor who has been part of films such as Housefull 2 (2012) and Hate Story 3 (2015), is happy with her career graph. “I am content. It’s been almost six years that I have been a part of this industry. The ups and downs in my career have kept me happy,” says Zareen, who will next be working on a film, with Vikram Bhatt.
Talking about the kind of roles she’s keen on playing, she says, “I would like to choose characters that challenge me. The industry tends to stereotype you, but I’m happy that is not happening with me now.”
She feels that there’s a long way to go. “I have not reached a phase where I have the chance to do multiple projects at the same time. When that happens, I feel it will be challenging but fun to switch between roles,” she adds.