From starring in the TV show “Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai” for eight years to foray into Bollywood and the digital space, actress Hina Khan has carved a space in the entertainment industry. She feels it is not easy for a TV star to make it big in films.
In an interview, actress opened up about nepotism and said that it exists in other industries as well. “If you are a star and you want to launch your kid, it’s absolutely okay. But, it is not fair when you don’t give an equal chance to outsiders. TV actors hardly make it big in Bollywood, just because we don’t get a fair chance. At least, give us a chance to prove ourselves.”
She also recalled how big Indian designers looked down upon her when she was about to make her debut at the Cannes Film Festival a year ago.She says it is high time to appreciate talented artistes irrespective of their medium.
“Discrimination on the basis of medium should be stopped. An actor is an actor. It does not matter whether he or she works in a daily soap or a film or a digital show. If he or she is talented, then that particular person should be appreciated and should be given a chance to prove her/his skills,” Hina concluded.
Hina played Akshara in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai from 2009 to 2016, and became one of the most popular television actors. She also participated in Khatron Ke Khiladi 8 and Bigg Boss 11, finishing as the runner-up in both reality shows.