We live in a hypocritical country: Zareen Khan on reactions to bold scenes

Zareen Khan says when a big star does bold scenes on-screen it is appreciated but when something similar is done by a relatively less established face, people label it as “trash”.
The actress, who appeared in a bold role in last year’s hit Hate Story 3, feels she doesn’t understand the disparity between the reception of bold scenes by audience.
“If, may be, a bigger name does this (bold scenes) it’s alright. It’s like ‘wow’, ‘oh my God’, ‘looking so hot’, this and that. But if somebody with not so much a big or established name is doing it, it is called trash, people are trolling it,” Zareen told. “I don’t understand all these things. But I don’t let them get to me. I don’t get bothered or affected by these things. I am here to do my work. I think I’ve learnt this over the years,” she said.
The actress feels part of the problem is that many people in the country look down upon bold scenes, but will be the first ones to watch them. “I feel we live in a hypocritical country. There are a lot of people out there who will say all the possible negative things about that (bold scenes), but they won’t
avoid watching it. They will still watch it,” she said.
“Some people just like being that way. That no matter what, how ever much they degrade or say bad things about something, they will be the first ones to watch these things.”Zareen, 29, made her debut opposite Salman Khan in Veer in 2010. The actress then went on to work in films like Houseful 2 and appeared in a special number in Ready with the Dabangg star.
The actress, who made heads turn with her bold avatar in Hate Story 3 and recently starred in a music video with Ali Fazal, feels shooting for such scenes requires an actress to be very alert.
“There are so many things going on in your head while shooting bold scenes. On screen it might look sensual, or hot and great. But when you’re shooting for it, you need to take care of so many things,” she said.
Zareen Khan says she doesn’t know what “item” songs mean and why the term is even used.
Zareen, who shook a leg with superstar Salman Khan in Character dheela from the film Ready, has been praised for her sexy avatar in the latest promotional song Khallas from filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma’s movie Veerappan. “Well I did Khallas because it’s one of my favourite songs. I was very happy that I had the opportunity to recreate the magic of Khallas… As for item songs, I don’t even know what that means and why the term ‘item’ is used for a song,” ssaid Zareen.
For a or a few months after her debut in Veer (2010) alongside Salman Khan, actor Zareen Khan (far right) was called a Katrina Kaif (inset) look alike. Though initially, it did help her garner attention, eventually, it got too much for Zareen to handle. So much so that the actor says that at times her work got overshadowed by resemblance to the actor.

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