Hina Khan says quitting her TV show was like being ‘born again’
Actor Hina Khan, who recently completed 12 years in the entertainment industry, has reflected on her journey. She remarked that when she started out, it was an entirely different landscape.
In an interview, she said that she has turned down huge amounts of money in her career and that quitting her hit show, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, 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,” Hina told The Times of India about how television actors are perceived.
She added, “But now things have changed, people’s perceptions have 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 said that in her career, she has turned down ‘huge amounts of money’ to get where she’s at today.
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.
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