Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma has thrown her weight behind fellow actress Zareen Khan after she faced incessant online trolling for stretch marks on her stomach. Zareen had shared a photo of her sun-soaked photo from her Udaipur visit, where she was seen posing for the camera while dressed in a crop top and black trousers.
Stretch marks on her stomach were evident in the photo and this soon made Zareen a target of brutal trolling. One user wrote mockingly, “Fats on your tummy are visible.” Another commented, “Look at your tummy??” “What is on your stomach?” asked another user on Instagram.
Unfazed by the trolling, Zareen posted another photo of her from the same location with a fitting response to her haters. She wrote, “For people who are very curious to know about what’s wrong with my stomach, this is the natural stomach of a person who’s lost more than 50 Kg of weight. This is how it looks when it is not photoshopped or surgically corrected. I’ve always been someone who believes in being real and embraced my imperfections with pride rather than covering it up.”
She corrected a news website, which claimed that she had lost 15 kgs and not 50 kgs of body weight.
She also found plenty of support from other users on social media but the most notable among them was from Anushka, who updated her Insta story with praises for Zareen. Anushka wrote, “Zareen, you’re beautiful and brave and strong and perfect just the way you are. #lookbeyondthebody #appreciationpost,” Zareen later took the screenshot of Anushka’s message and used that to update her Insta story. Zareen wrote, “Thank you for the love and support Anushka Sharma.”
Zareen, who made her Bollywood debut opposite Salman Khan in Veer, has also acted in several other Hindi films including Housefull 2, Hate Story 3, Veerappan, Wajah Tum Ho, Aksar 2 and 1921.