Zarine Khan On Plus Size Models: "Wonder Why It Took So Long To Understand Their Potential"

Zarine Khan said that she wonders why it has taken such a long time to understand the potential of plus-size models in India

Zarine Khan On Plus Size Models: 'Wonder Why It Took So Long To Understand Their Potential'

Zarine Khan at an event in Mumbai.


  • "Plus size models are confident too," said Zarine Khan
  • Zarine Khan frequently shares her views on subjects like body-shaming
  • Zarine Khan was last seen in 1921
New Delhi:

Hate Story 3 actress Zarine Khan believes that there is no harm in being plus size, as long as it does not affect a person's health, reports news agency PTI. Zarine, who says she has been body-shammed several times on social media, told PTI: "I don't think there is any harm in being plus-size as long as you are fit internally." The actress talked about the plight of plus-sized models in the Indian fashion industry and added, "I wonder why it has taken such a long time in our country to understand or look at the potential of plus-size models. So what if they are plus-size, they are confident and have equal enthusiasm for life."

This is not the first time that Zarine spoke about a subject pertaining to body size. The actress has quite a bit of a reputation for expressing her views on the topic. During an interview with news agency IANS, earlier this year, Zarine was asked if she is affected by the constant body shaming on social media, to which she replied: "Never have. Never will. Everyone is not going to like me and I'm okay with that."

We can definitely not forget her lengthy Instagram post about body-shaming, which she shared in 2016. She juxtaposed two of her old photos from her school days. "When I look at these pictures, I feel proud of myself today. Not that I felt any lesser about myself back then. Inspite of being so big I never let people's comments or ideas about me bother me. Because it's my life and my body and only I have the right to decide what I'm going to do with it," read a part of the post.


Here's the post we are talking about:



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

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Zarine believes is staying healthy and is often seen sharing posts pertaining to fitness on her Instagram account. Take a look at some of Zarine's posts related to fitness:






Zarine Khan made her Bollywood debut with Veer, opposite Salman Khan. She has also featured in films such as Ready, Housefull 2, Hate Story 3 and Aksar 2. She was last seen in 1921.

(With inputs from PTI)