Zareen Khan: “Just had to be honest to emotion of love” on playing a lesbian character in the movie ‘Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele’

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Published by Chinmay Kulkarni on 12 May 2021

Zareen Khan started her career as an actor from the movie ‘Veer’ starring Salman Khan, Sohail Khan and Mithun Chakraborty. Zareen was seen in a recent movie ‘Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele’ released on Disney+Hotstar. Zareen was seen playing a homo sexual character in the movie. She decided to talk about her role publically. In an interview with IANS said that makers of the movie were sceptical about casting her, “It is not the first time that people have been sceptical to cast me in their film if it is a non-glamorous role. They have this whole thing because of all the previous work that I had done. This was not the first time that people were sceptical.”

Zareen added “But, yes, I was asked for an audition and I was more than happy to give because if a person does not know if I would be able to pull off this character. They loved the auditions and I was a part of this film.”

Zareen has played such character for the first time, when she was asked about her experience playing the character, she said “It wasn’t really difficult I would say. As for the body language, I have been a tomboy all my life, so that trait, which I was always told to correct, helped me here in the film. The thought occurred to me – because I am not a homosexual – that I shouldn’t end up doing something unknowingly, saying or portraying something that might offend the LGBTQ community. Then I thought to myself that it is about portraying the emotion of love and that emotion is felt the same way how a straight person would feel it, because the emotions are the same.”

Zareen believes that love is above all, once you understand it nothing would bother you “I just had to be honest to the emotion of love and just portray it on screen with all honesty.”


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