Hina Khan made news when reports of her quitting popular TV serial Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai started doing the rounds. Now that she has confirmed the rumour, fans are very sad that their favourite actress is leaving the show. In an interview to Spotboye.com, she spoke at length about this. Here are some excerpts –
It was taking a toll on my health; of late, I was down with dengue and kidney stones. I want a break for 2-3 months, the producer and the channel suggested that I go on a sabbatical and then come back, lekin ab nahi, bahut monotonous ho gaya tha. They had shown me in every character and shade, Akshara’s journey was over. So yeah, I am still shooting for it- a few scenes which will later be shown in flashback mode. But I am not coming back to Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai for sure. I would like to return and do something different and fresh.
Some of them have threatened to kill themselves. One of them even sent me a video with this threat. In fact, I’m planning to post a video on Facebook requesting them not to any such stupid thing. It’s scary. Naa chahte hue bhi you tend to think that you’re responsible for all this, jabki actually yeh nahin hai. I know that I have a 8-year association with them as I have been the longest running lead actress, but surely nobody should kill him/herself.
I’m open to comedy, I’m open to all the genres, I really want to try something new.
You can read the entire interview here.