I couldnâ€™t take my eyes off Katrina, Zarine Khan
Though Salman Khan is bit upset with the comparison between Katrina Kaif and his ‘Veer’ lady Zarine Khan, Zarine finds it a compliment on being compared to beautiful Katrina Kaif. She said, "Being compared to Katrina Kaif is a huge compliment for me because I feel she is very beautiful. When I am compared to her, I feel overwhelmed. I have met her a couple of times and she is so beautiful that even I couldn`t take my eyes off her".
"Being compared to her is always a delight. Personally speaking, when I see myself in the mirror, I find no similarities." Zarine spoke in length as what she wanted to be in life and how ‘Veer’ happened to her.
"I was always a very brilliant student, but not a nerd type. I wanted to be a doctor. But I couldn`t continue my studies due to a financial crisis and the responsibility of my whole family fell on my shoulders. Acting happened by chance. Now I can be everything - a doctor, pilot, everything," said Zarine.
"I was a struggling model and was looking for some kind of work to take care of my family. I was doing very small print ads now and then for saris to earn money to run my house. One day I was home surfing the net when I got a call from Mukta Arts. They called me on the sets of `Yuvvraaj`. There I met Salman.
"Salman is a huge actor and I am one of his great fans. I started talking to him like his fans would do. I had no clue that he was planning to take me in his film (`Veer`). Finally, when I asked for his autograph, he said, `No sweetheart you will sign autograph for the world`. Later I got to know that he has selected me for this film," she added.
Like any newcomer, Zarine was also very nervous about how to get things right but Salman Khan and other members made her ease and everything went very nicely.
She has got a few offers but has not signed anything yet as she is looking forward to the release of ‘Veer’ on January 22.