Actor Hina Khan recently completed her 12 years in the entertainment industry. She recalls that the industry has now a completely different landscape compared to her amateur days.
Reflecting on her decision of quitting the hit show, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, said it was like being ‘born again‘.
“We are not treated the way we used to be. Eight years, I went to my sets, came back home, and slept. I did not know about fashion trends, I did not know what was happening in the outside world. It was like I was born again when I left my show. I had to start again from the beginning – how I am supposed to look, what I am supposed to wear and say,” the actress told The Times of India in an interview.
She said that she has turned down ‘huge amounts of money’ during her phenomenal career. Escalating her career from the small screen to the big screen, Hina Khan debuted in the 2020 movie, Hacked.
Khan prioritises the content that she chooses to work with. Whether it is an artsy film or a full-fledged commercial film, the content has to be appealing as well as interesting. While talking to Hindustan Times, she emphasised the importance of choosing creative choices in the future.
The popular ‘bahu’ of TV
Hina Khan had quit the popular show, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, in 2017. She stated then that she made that decision since there was nothing new left for her to do. After shedding her bahu role she was cast as the villainous Komolika in Kasautii Zindagii Kay. She even appeared in other shows like Bigg Boss 11 and Khatron Ke Khiladi. She debuted at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
“When I look back at where I started from to where I am now, all that I have experienced has been very overwhelming and I am grateful to God for giving me some of the best experiences in life through these 12 years,” she recalls her ravishing career in the small screen industry.
Khan reasons that people’s perceptions have now changed. “Now I am given equal importance like other Bollywood celebs, whether it is about how I am dressed, my hairstyle, or my vacations,” she adds.
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