The intention of this post is not to embarrass the lady in the picture, Bollywood actor Zareen Khan, but to show scores of commoners that actors are ‘real’ people too, facing problems like any of us would. Bollywood, especially, is full of stories of actors who weighed 100 kgs before they shed more than half of that to join the movies. The best part is that they make it sound so easy! Actors like Sonam Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Jackie Bhagnani, they all talk of how overweight they were before they decided to lose it all, and seduce the camera. But somehow, one always tends to imagine that actors have it easy. It probably has to do with the fact that they camouflage their weaknesses well. Silky tresses, perfect pout, silky skin with porcelain texture to it, actors are every man and woman’s envy.
Actor Zareen Khan was one of those who no actor would imagine to carry in his arms and dance around trees, thanks to her weight. But her new found figure has not come without its share of hidden hazards.
Look carefully, and you’ll see her bosom and arms covered in stretch marks. Luckily, Zareen has a fair complexion which makes these marks go unnoticed initially.
I know dozens of people, both fat and thin, struggling with stretch marks on various parts of their bodies. Most of them sulk and blame these stretch marks for their lack of confidence and low self esteem.
I say, hats off to Zareen, who always puts her best foot forward, despite having to bear with these much-dreaded stretch marks.