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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Zarine Khan wouldn’t have dreamt of ending up a performing artist

Zarine Khan wouldn’t have dreamt of ending up a performing artist: When she weighed close to a 100 kgs in 2005, Zarine Khan wouldn’t have dreamt of becoming an actor. She managed to shed 30 kgs and bagged a dream role opposite Salman Khan in the 2010 box office disaster, Veer. Being panned for her weight, Zarine hit the gym with vengeance and on Tuesday,  shared her magical transformation with us. She’ now a svelte 57 Kgs. Zarine made headlines last year for her striking facial similarity with
actor Katrina Kaif. She was even nicknamed Fatrina — a fatter version of Katrina.

“I had to be overweight for my role in Veer, but now, I want to look fitter and better. I am 5 ft 7 inches tall and have a big built, so Zarine Khanmy weight needs to suit me. Right now, I am 57kgs, and I want to maintain it. I don’t want to become a size zero, because I feel Indian women should be voluptuous.

Interestingly, she hired none other than Katrina’s fitness trainer, Yasmin Karachiwala to help her shed the flab. “I now do a lot of cardio, pilates, regular workouts. I eat every two hours to increase my metabolic rate — I eat everything from pasta, noodles to rice and rotis but no sweets and no fried food.”  Her inspiration, she says,  is her mentor, Salman, opposite whom she stars in another movie this year. “He’s really happy that I’m getting fitter.”

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