The Veer star said that she is pleased with the positive reaction to her item number in Salman Khan's Ready, but does not understand the public's obsession with her size.
The actress told The Times of India: "I'm loving the attention. I was written off after my debut in Veer. Now, steadily, the perception is changing. Yet people aren't always noticing my acting skills. My weight has become a national issue. Even on the internet, I see that my weight is a point of constant discussions.
"And I fail to understand why. Aren't Indian women known for being voluptuous? Indian men don't even like thin women, so why is everyone trying to look like ramp models in the West? Where is our uniqueness and individuality then?"
Currently shooting for Housefull 2, Khan has been at the centre of controversy over reported spats with stars Sonakshi Sinha and Asin.
"I don't come from an influential family," Khan added. "So there's no-one who speaks on my behalf. But whenever I meet up with Sonakshi or Asin, we laugh it off. I never get back or speak up on what's being written about me. I consider these rumours a part of the celebrity status."
The actress recently said that comparisons to Katrina Kaif had a negative impact on her career.