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After proving her mettle in Hindi movies like Veer, Housefull 2, Hate Story 3 along with a bunch of Punjabi movies, Zareen Khan has now delivered an unconventional performance in her recently released film "Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele".
For the first time, Zareen plays a lesbian on screen and spills the beans about portraying a gay character. She tells IANS that the makers were initially skeptical about casting her but she shares that it is not the first time.
"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.”
Zareen shares that she had to give an audition and after the makers liked her act, she was given the part. While this is the first time, she is playing a lesbian on screen, she says she had no inhibitions.
"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.”
Although, she says that she was cautious of not offending the LGBTQ community. She said:
"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.”
"Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele" recently released on Disney+ Hotstar VIP and also stars Anshuman Jha, along with Ravi Khanvilkar, Gurfateh Pirzada and Nitin Sharma in supporting roles.