Bold Scenes Done by Big Stars Are Praised Only, Feels Zareen Khan

Mumbai: Bollywood actress 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 PTI.

“I don’t understand all these things. But I don’t let them get on 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 are 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 said, “There are so many eyes looking at you, cameras being placed at various places and you have to be very careful that it doesn’t capture anything wrong, a wrong body angle, because then it will always be there,” the actress said.

Zareen feels in the midst of all this, if an actor comes out doing such scenes without making them look “vulgar”, it is a great thing.

“You have to also concentrate on what you’re doing. Everything is very mechanical. There are 100 things going on in your mind. In the middle of that if you manage to deliver something which is not looking cheap and vulgar, I think that is a great thing,” she said.

The actress, however, says she is okay if a segment of people still do not like her work as she concentrates on those who do support her.

“There is a segment of people who like me and I am very happy to get the love and support from them. There is some segment which doesn’t like me and that is okay. Not everybody in this world is supposed to like me,” Zareen said.