Recently, the actress speaking to an entertainment portal revealed that she was harassed by men in the film industry. She also recalled how a film director once made an inappropriate suggestion to her.
The actress recounted that early in her career, a director said that they should rehearse a kissing scene. “The person is like, ‘you have to let go of your inhibitions,’ and that time I was relatively very new,” she said. However, Zareen said that she refused. “What? I am not doing any kissing scene as a rehearsal,” she recalled saying.
Zareen went on mentioning that later when she had established herself in Bollywood, another person said that they would “specifically look into the projects you’re getting” if she agreed to be ‘more than just friends’.
She said that her self-respect is of utmost importance and there is no guarantee that the person would have helped her even if she agreed to the conditions.
In the same interview, Zareen also talked about being compared to Katrina Kaif when she made her debut and all the criticism she got for her weight. She accepted that there was indeed some awkwardness between the two due to the constant comparisons by the media.
The actress was trolled on Instagram for a picture that showed stretch marks on her stomach.