When Zareen Khan stepped into the film industry in the year 2010, it became headlines everywhere because she was compared to Katrina Kaif. Everyone used to say that this is Katrina’s lookalike. But as time passed, it came on the body and weight of the thing. Zareen came to be called Motirina or Katrina. Otherwise, after being launched with a superstar like Salman Khan and being appreciated for her work, why did Zareen Khan could not get the position she deserved.
Zareen shared her pain in an interview given to a web portal, she said – I had to gain weight in Veer because it was based on the story of the past century and I had to play the role of the queen of that time. But instead of focusing on my work, people started paying attention to my body and weight. I was neither offered good roles nor did anyone say or write too much about my work. Even when I went to events, nothing good was written about me. A lot of negativity was spread. I used to be called Katrina.
These things obviously impressed me and I started working on my body. My body structure is wide and I can’t cut off my bones. But even after losing 40 kg, people used to write only bad things. I was very mentally disturbed, but then I understood that it is nature that will not change, no matter how much I torture myself, no matter how much exercise I do, people will be stuck there. This thing became my strength and I did not let myself break. I thought why should I compare myself with someone else at the behest of someone
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Actually, no one here wants to give you a chance to show your talent, it is a dangerous circle. People start judging you and then you start getting the same kind of roles.
At that time, the media created such an image of me that I am a lookalike of Kat and this comparison spoiled my career. I have not been able to come out of that image till today. Who would like to be someone’s lookalike but people are such that they start trusting what they are told and at that time neither I had a chance to talk so much to the media nor was the social media so forward that I broke this image. If only people started putting their expectations on me considering me as the second Katrina and I didn’t get serious roles.
I don’t know when and from where my comparison with Katrina started but this thing brought me into limelight but I don’t like this comparison, it proved to be harmful for me. I did not even get work for a long time and had to struggle a lot for what I got. But I am mentally strong and that is why I did not allow my criticisms to dominate me.
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