Zareen Khan definitely surprised us by doing HATE STORY 3. And not only that, she is a surprise package even in the movie! Hence, definitely some credit goes to this lady for taking up the bold role and doing it with conviction. We had the opportunity to exclusively interview this sweetheart and she opened up about how the song 'Tumhe Apna Banane Ka Junoon' happened, weight loss and future projects.
Here are some excerpts from the interview:
What was your first reaction when you got to know that you were going to perform on recreation of the original ‘Tumhe Apna Banane Ki Kasam' that too in a bold way?
I was super excited at the thought of it. The original one is also my favourite although I must've been a kid when I heard that. Pooja Bhatt has been one of my favourite actresses and it also had Sanjay Dutt! So I couldn't contain my excitement when I was told to do a song that they have done and re-enact it. T-series recreates songs so beautifully. In HATE STORY 2 also, they had recreated ‘Aaj Phir Tumpe Pyaar Aaya Hai' so beautifully. I'm very happy with the kind of response the song is getting.
Were you expecting it?
Yeah. I'm not going to be modest or humble. I was expecting it. I love the song. Even when we were shooting it, I heard it once and knew that it would be on everyone's mind and tongue.
So did you know how the song was going to be shot?
No, I didn't know how they were thinking to picturize it, but I'd heard how they recreated the song and it sounded so beautiful. It was like you were in some dreamland – all fantasy and dreamy. Even with the way they shot it, there is so much erotica happening but it's looking beautiful and sensual, not vulgar or cheap.
Were you expecting that you would do something like this?
No I wasn't. I was really hesitant initially. I wasn't even sure if I'll be able to do it or no. But Vishal became a really good friend during the filming of the movie. He and his team were a great support. The whole ambience of the shoot was so comfortable that nothing was awkward.
'I heard ‘Tumhe Apna Banane Ka Junoon' once and knew that it would be on everyone's mind and tongue'
How many kilos did you shed for this role
Well, honestly I'm really scared of the weighing scale so I never step on it. That's the reason I have no idea how much weight have I lost. I just did my bit of training hard and eating right. I have lost a lot of inches. As far as I'm looking fit, I'm ok with that. I don't go by the whole weightage thing.
The cute little girl we saw in VEER has now transformed into a sexy lady in HATE STORY 3. So how do you feel about it?
The girl has grown up. I was a kid in VEER. It's time to see the grown up me now.
What would you prefer – a super rich husband or a husband good in bed?
A husband good in bed. We'll work together to make money. But yeah, good in bed is very important.
You were launched by Salman Khan, and played the lead in HATE STORY 3. So what next?
I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I have been getting a lot of scripts and appreciation after HATE STORY 3. They had not seen this side and they didn't know if I was okay doing it. So a lot of doors have been opening, but I'm taking my time. I don't just want to jump and grab everything that's coming my way. I'll take my time and see what I want to do. Hopefully, I'm going to be doing one more film with T-series now.
So have you signed any scripts?
There was one comedy film (a chick flick), but we're still on talking terms with that. I will start another film with T-series in March.
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