For long, and even today, Zarine Khan has been a favorite of very few beauty admirers. In an industry which seeks stick-thin mannequin figured actresses , Zarine Khan is among the very few standing strong on their feet being totally unapologetic about their broad body frame, stretch marks or weight.
There were people who called me fat and what all after my first film. I am a pathan and am a big built girl. No matter how much weight I lose, I cannot cut my bones off. I am not a petite girl as it is not in my genes.
Zarine posted an old picture of herself on Instagram whilst mentioning how proud she is to see them today. Her pride doesn’t come from the fact that she lost weight to feel prettier but from the point that criticism of body shamers never bothered her – not today when she’s a star nor yesterday when she wasn’t one.
Here’s what Zarine shared along with the picture:
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. In spite of being so big I never let ppl’s comments or ideas abt 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 every time 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 … In fact I was asked to put on weight for my first film to look the character. Unfortunately I was criticized 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 marks 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 !
And of course, #MondayMotivation #SayNoToBodyShaming #LoveYourself followed.
Its amazing to see celebrities coming forward to slam prejudices the industry or even society holds regarding what a woman should look like. While many succumb to the pressure of criticizers, it’s admirable to see a public figure boldly defying the odds.
Zarine, curves are WAY HOTTER!