Zareen Khan: A large section of the industry still judges you on your looks

Actor Zareen Khan talks about how there are many people in the industry who give priority to looks rather than talent.

bollywood Updated: Mar 25, 2017 07:55 IST
Anjuri Nayar Singh
Anjuri Nayar Singh
Hindustan Times
Veer,Vikram Bhatt,Zareen Khan
Actor Zareen Khan says that many people in the industry only get to know you if you are physically appealing.

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,” says Zareen.

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,” she says.

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First Published: Mar 24, 2017 16:22 IST