Zareen Khan says when a big star does bold scenes on-screen it is appreciated but when something similar is done by a relatively less established face, people label it as “trash”.
The actress, who appeared in a bold role in last year’s hit Hate Story 3, feels she doesn’t understand the disparity between the reception of bold scenes by audience.
“If, may be, a bigger name does this (bold scenes) it’s alright. It’s like ‘wow’, ‘oh my God’, ‘looking so hot’, this and that. But if somebody with not so much a big or established name is doing it, it is called trash, people are trolling it,” Zareen told Indian news agency.
“I don’t understand all these things. But I don’t let them get to me. I don’t get bothered or affected by these things. I am here to do my work. I think I’ve learnt this over the years,” she said.
The actress feels part of the problem is that many people in the country look down upon bold scenes, but will be the first ones to watch them.
“I feel we live in a hypocritical country. There are a lot of people out there who will say all the possible negative things about that (bold scenes), but they won’t avoid watching it. They will still watch it,” she said.
“Some people just like being that way. That no matter what, how ever much they degrade or say bad things about something, they will be the first ones to watch these things.”
Zareen, 29, made her debut opposite Salman Khan in Veer in 2010. The actress then went on to work in films like Houseful 2 and appeared in a special number in Ready with the Dabangg star.
The actress, who made heads turn with her bold avatar in Hate Story 3 and recently starred in a music video with Ali Fazal, feels shooting for such scenes requires an actress to be very alert.
“There are so many things going on in your head while shooting bold scenes. On screen it might look sensual, or hot and great. But when you’re shooting for it, you need to take care of so many things,” she said.