She had earned the unflattering moniker, Fatrina, and has often been at the receiving end of a lot of contempt for her out of shape body. But all the criticism not withstanding, actress Zarine Khan is a happy woman these days.
And it’s all thanks to the fact that Bollywood actresses are now piling on pounds to give superhit performances. The 27-year-old actress had debuted in Bollywood in 2010 with the period film, Veer, opposite Salman Khan.
Zarine said she had put on weight for the film but people failed to understand that. “I was a newcomer and was asked to put on weight for Veer since I was playing a princess from the era gone by. I received a lot of criticism from those who were supposed to understand such intricacies of cinema. Things have changed today.
Heroines are piling on weight and delivering superhits. It feels superb,” Zarine said, referring to Vidya Balan’s performance in The Dirty Picture. The actress said she was hurt by the series of critical remarks, and so, decided to shape herself up.” Criticism did hurt but I took all that in my stride. I understood that to be a leading lady in Bollywood, I have to get into a better shape,” the actress said.
An in-shape Zarine is back with a bang in her latest film, Housefull 2. “People will see the new me in the movie. I am happy to be playing this superhot glamourous girl and am looking forward to the audience’s reaction,” she said.
The actress was last seen in the hit film, Ready, matching steps with Salman in the popular number Character Dheela. Zarine considers the Sajid Khan directed film her second chance.
“I do not have a Bollywood background and belong to a non-filmy family. I am still trying to learn the tricks of the trade in Bollywood.” This is my second chance and I am happy to be associated with a brand like this. There has been positive feedback and people seem to love what they are seeing,” she added.