Zareen Khan “born 14 May 1987” also known as Zarine Khan is an Indian actress and model who mainly works in the Hindi film industry, though has also appeared in Tamil and Punjabi language films.
Khan made her screen debut with a leading role in the 2010 Anil Sharma’s period film Veer co-starring with Salman Khan for which she was nominated for the Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut. Khan garnered recognition from her item number “Character Dheela” in Ready, which was one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of 2011. Khan earned commercial success in Bollywood with Sajid Khan’s Housefull 2 and Vishal Pandya’s Hate Story 3. The following year, Khan made her Tamil debut in the Tamil filmNaan Rajavaga Pogiren, in which she did an item number in the song “Malgove”. She achieved further success for her leading roles in the 2014 romantic thriller Jatt James Bond, a box-office success.
After her film Veer (2010), actor Zareen Khan 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. A large section of the industry still judge you on how you look. Only when you are physically appealing, will they like to know you,” she says.
However, Zareen, who has been part of films such as Housefull 2 (2012) and Hate Story 3 (2015), says she 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 has kept me happy,” Zareen said.
Zareen’s film Aksar 2 will be releasing soon and she will also start work on her movie with filmmaker Vikram Bhatt. Talking about the kind of roles she wants to take up, she says, “I would like to choose characters that challenge me. The industry trends to stereotype you, but I am happy that is not happening with me now.”
However, she still has a long way to go. “I have unfortunately 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,” Zareen said.
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