Zareen Khan

Zareen Khan does not have a Bollywood background, but she's still made an impression in the industry right from the start. Modelling assignments led to her first big break in films - she was cast opposite Salman Khan in 'Veer', where she played a 19th century princess.

More than her acting chops, her striking similarity to Katrina Kaif and her closeness to Salman was what people noticed. 'Veer' bombed at the box office, and Zareen was almost written off. In an industry crammed with skinny actresses, her weight was apparently a problem that stopped producers from approaching her.

Zareen understood the situation and decided to lose weight. A strict diet and exercise regimen led to her achieving her goal, and she soon had more plum assignments in her kitty. She features in the popular 'Character Dheela Hai' song opposite Salman in his 'Ready', and is also a part of 'Housefull 2' and 'Partner 2'.

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