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I owe my career to Salman: Zarine Khan

Salman Khan’s historic drama Veer may have been a legendary disaster at the box office but Zarine is returning to Bollywood with a bang. These days she is creating ripples with her glamourous outing in the song, Character dheela… from Ready.

bollywood Updated: May 06, 2011 18:49 IST
Prashant Singh

Remember Zarine Khan from

Veer

(2009)? Well, Salman Khan’s historic drama may have been a legendary disaster at the box office but Zarine is returning to Bollywood with a bang. These days she is creating ripples with her glamourous outing in the song,

Character dheela…

from

Ready

.



“I had a blast shooting the song with Salman in Bangkok. Though we shot it over three days, I didn’t even realise when it got over. He is fun,” says the actor, who doesn’t mince words to declare that Khan played an instrumental part in her professional life. “I owe my career to Salman. Whatever I have achieved in Bollywood is thanks to him.” Of late grapevine has been abuzz with news that Salman helped her bag the role in Sajid Khan’s

Housefull 2

. Other reports also suggest that the

Dabangg

actor recommended Zarine for the song in

Ready

. But Zarine doesn’t have a problem.



Zarine Khan is happy that she has shed the Katrina look-alike tag

“What’s wrong with Salman helping me? I don’t have a godfather or influential parents in the industry. But I know that Salman will always be there for me. Whenever I’m feeling confused, I know he will bail me out. He is a friend, philosopher, guide and mentor for me,” she says.



Meanwhile, Zarine is spending time preparing for her role in Sajid Khan’s sequel to the superhit

Housefull

. “Since all the girls in

Housefull

were ultra-glamorous, I have to live up to those standards. I’m working out twice a day and have altered my diet,” says Zarine, who didn’t feel losing weight was a big deal. “I used to weigh 100 kgs when I was in college,” she laughs.



The actor, who was dubbed a Katrina Kaif-look-alike around the release of

Veer

(2009), is happy that people are finally noticing her. “Many people wrote me off. People also suggested that ‘I’m heading towards Sneha Ullal’s (Aishwarya Rai look-alike whom Salman launched in

Lucky: No Time For Love

) territory.’ But I’m happy I lost that tag,” she says.