'As TV Actors We Are Looked Down On' — Hina Khan

Shubanka Sridhar , 30 Jun 2020
Hina Khan (Source: Instagram | @realhinakhan)
Hina Khan (Source: Instagram | @realhinakhan)

Hina Khan has been one actress who has evolved in her craft and career over the past few years. She has grown from her popular stints in television shows like ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai‘ and ‘Kasautii Zindagii Kay’, reached the Cannes film festival and has now forayed into the digital space. She recently starred in the thriller film on Zee5 called Unlock. The film explores how an app made on the dark web upturns the life of four friends. Given even big-budget films are dropping on OTT platforms right now, it is the best time for anyone to explore digital content and Hina seems to be doing just that.

In an interview with Mid-Day, Hina said that in the past three months if we have learnt anything, it is that OTT is the way forward and that “there is no escaping this platform” when it comes to entertainment now. But, even though she enjoys an envious career graph and a loyal fanbase, she says that as originally TV actors, they are looked down upon by the industry. When asked about how Sushant Singh Rajput‘s death has created a furore in the industry about how outsiders are treated in the film industry, Hina agrees there is bias and says that they are misjudged on their talent.

The actress says:

He had paved the way for all of us to dream big. As TV actors, we are looked down on. We may deliver over-the-top performances on television, but one shouldn’t judge us on that. It is the requirement of the medium.

Hina debuted in Bollywood only this year with the film Hacked.

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