- "This is how it looks when it is not photoshopped,' Zareen told trolls
- "You are beautiful and perfect," Anushka Sharma wrote for Zareen
- Zareen Khan has featured in films like Veer and Housefull 2
Actress Zareen Khan, who was body-shamed over the weekend for posting a picture showing stretch marks on her stomach, thanked her colleague Anushka Sharma for supporting her and giving a shout out on social media. After the Internet bullies brutally picked on the Veer actress for posting a picture of herself with stretch marks, Anushka Sharma shared an appreciation post on her Instagram story and wrote, "Zareen, you are beautiful and brave and strong and perfect just the way you are." Replying to Anushka, Zareen said, "Thank you for the love and support, Anushka Sharma." Zareen Khan shared pictures from her visit to Udaipur's Lake Pichola.
Zareen Khan also shared a note for the trolls after reading their nasty comments which said, "For people who are very curious to know about what's wrong with my stomach, this is the natural stomach of a person who's lost more than 50 Kg of weight. This is how it looks when it is not photoshopped or surgically corrected. I've always been someone who believes in being real and embraced my imperfections with pride rather than covering it up."
Here's a screenshot of Zareen Khan's thank you post for Anushka Sharma:
And this was Zareen Khan's statement, which she shared on Instagram story:
Trolls targeted Zareen Khan for this photo:
Earlier this year, Zareen Khan shared a post describing her struggle with being overweight as a student. She also told news agency IANS that she was bullied and body-shamed when she was 100 kilos and it never 'bothered' her. She said, "It didn't bother me then and doesn't bother me now. I have always been extremely strong-willed and will never shy away from talking about how I feel. I am very grateful to the people who have supported me through my journey - and the ones who haven't, have only made me stronger." 1
Came across these pics of mine from school and college days. (White one was in std 9th & pink one was right after my std 12th exams). Whn I look at these pics I feel proud of myself today not tht I felt any lesser abt myself back then. Inspite of being so big I never let ppl's comments or ideas abt me bother me. Bcoz it's my life and my body and only I hav the right to decide wht I'm gonna do with it. Then one day I decided let me try how it feels to b a little lighter and hence started my weight loss journey. It wasn't easy at all bt everytime I looked at the Progress in the mirror I got the push to do more. I had lots more energy than before and I was loving every bit of this new person I was transforming into. Whn I became a part of this industry, I had lost all my weight ... Infact I was asked to put on weight Fr my first film to look the character. Unfortunately I was criticised to no end Fr my weight bt again I never let tht get to me. How cud I ? Those ppl had not seen me like the way I am in these pics here. And Fr me everything was jus an achievement to reach frm where I was to where I am. I continued on my fitness journey irrespective Bcoz fitness Fr me is a way of life now. Along with the weight loss came a lot of stretch marks bt instead of feeling ashamed of it and trying to hide it , I believe in flaunting it . It makes me feel like a tigress with her stripes. I have come a long way in this journey of fitness and I still hav a long way to go... Bt it's always been only Fr myself and not Bcoz of ppl shaming me ! #IWillBeMe #MondayMotivation #SayNoToBodyShaming #LoveYourself
Zareen Khan made her Bollywood debut opposite Salman Khan in Veer in 2010 and she went on to star in movies like Housefull 2, Hate Story 3 and 1921. Zareen has also featured in Punjabi films like Jatt James Bond and Daaka.