Zareen Khan opens up about her body shaming experience and fitness journey

Actress Zareen Khan was a completely different person before making her foray into the Bollywood.

Actress Zareen Khan was a completely different person before making her foray into the Bollywood. The actress, who looks fit and fab now, used to be a chubby girl in her teens and pre-teens.

Zareen made her debut opposite Salman Khan  in Veer (2010) and the actress still looked a bit fat but for her roles in Housefull 2 and the recently released Hate Story 3 she had lost oodles of weight.

Zareen Khan shared a collage of two images from her class 9 and 12 and along with it a long message which is about how often she faced criticism and harsh comments from her friends in her school and college. But the actress says she didn’t let this criticism about her body weight affect her and she tranformed herself into a brand new person gaining a fabulous and sexy look. 

She shared her experience on how she faced body shaming during her teens and her fitness journey.

“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). When i look at these pics 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 gonna do with it. Then one day i decided let me try how it feels to be a little lighter and hence started my weight loss journey. It wasn’t easy at all but 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. When I became a part of this industry, I had lost all my weight. Infact I was asked to put on weight for my first film to look the character. Unfortunately i was criticised to no end for my weight but again i never let that get to me. How could i? Those people had not seen me like the way i am in these pics here. And for me everything was just an achievement to reach from where I was to where I am.

I continued on my fitness journey irrespective because fitness for me is a way of life now. Along with the weight loss came a lot of stretch mark but 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 have a long way to go… But it’s always been only for myself and not because of people shaming me!” she wrote.