By Simran Sethi
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) It’s been a decade that Zareen Khan entered Bollywood in “Veer”. The film failed to ignite the screens despite the presence of superstar Salman Khan, but it opened a few doors for the young actress. She happily gives all credit to Salman as it was he who launched her in the film industry.
“It’s been a rollercoaster ride. I am somebody who never dreamed of being a part of this industry. I thank Salman for giving me the opportunity. I never thought that I could be a part of the film world without him,” Zareen told IANS.
She added: “I did not have to struggle to enter into films but my real struggle started after I became part of it. I do not come from a filmy background, so it took me a while to understand how this industry works. I won’t say that it’s been 10 years and I have figured it all. Honestly, I am still learning. But, today I am much better than what I was when I just came.”
Speaking of Zareen’s upcoming projects, she has a few films in her kitty but shooting of all her projects came to a halt owing to the COVID-19 lockdown.
“I was about to shoot for a Punjabi movie in London in May. I had to start work on a Hindi horror film too, and even on my digital debut show. Everything is uncertain now. I don’t know when things will return to normalcy. Seeing the current situation, it seems it will take time to resume — especially in my industry where most of the work is team-based,” Zareen said.
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