Zarine Khan has admitted that comparisons with Katrina Kaif are holding her back from success in the industry.
The 23-year old actress, who made her debut in Veer, will next be seen in Housefull.
She told Mumbai Mirror: “There is this misconception that I am from the UK and I am 26 or 27 years old.
“The fact is I have been born and raised in Bombay and I am just 23 years old. I don’t know why everyone feels that I can’t speak Hindi.”
She added: “I cannot only speak Hindi but also Marathi and that too fluently. I just hope that once and for all, it is clear.”
She has previously dismissed claims that she looks similar to the Hong Kong-born actress.
The Ready star also denied that she had any problems with her fellow Salman Khanprotégé Sonakshi Sinha, who also made her debut in a film starring the Bollywood veteran.