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Zareen Khan Had The Perfect Response To People Who Have Been Body Shaming Her

"It’s my life and my body and only I have the right to decide what I’m gonna do with it."

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This is 28-year-old Bollywood actress Zareen Khan.

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You may have seen her in films like Veer, Housefull 2 and Hate Story 3.

And people have been REALLY unkind to her all these years.


In a recent Instagram, Khan decided to share some throwback photos of her to discuss how she never let the body shaming affect her.

Instagram: @zareenkhan

In her caption, Khan says she’s remained unaffected by body-shaming because she knows only she has a right over her own body, and she mentions flaunting her stretch-marks as a part of who she is.

Came across these pictures of mine from school and college days. (White one was in standard 9th & pink one was right after my standard 12th exams).

When I look at these pictures I feel proud of myself today not that I felt any lesser about myself back then. Inspite of being so big I never let people's comments or ideas about me bother me. Because it's my life and my body and only I have the right to decide what I'm gonna do with it.

Then one day I decided let me try how it feels to be a little lighter and hence started my weight loss journey. It wasn't easy at all but every time I looked at the progress in the mirror I got the push to do more. I had lots more energy than before and I was loving every bit of this new person I was transforming into.

When I became a part of this industry, I had lost all my weight ... In fact I was asked to put on weight for my first film to look the character. Unfortunately, I was criticised to no end for my weight but again I never let that get to me. How could I ? Those people had not seen me like the way I am in these pictures here. And for me everything was just an achievement to reach from where I was to where I am.

I continued on my fitness journey irrespective because fitness for me is a way of life now. Along with the weight loss came a lot of stretch marks but instead of feeling ashamed of it and trying to hide it , I believe in flaunting it . It makes me feel like a tigress with her stripes.

I have come a long way in this journey of fitness and I still have a long way to go... But it's always been only for myself and not because of people shaming me !

#MondayMotivation #SayNoToBodyShaming #LoveYourself

Here’s hoping this inspires more candid, honest, responsible body-positivity from Bollywood.