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“I remember I could not crack a project because I didn’t look Kashmiri enough” Hina Khan


Actress Hina Khan has made her name in the industry with sheer hard work and talent. The actress became a household name with her character Akshara in popular television show ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’. After which she participated in Bigg Boss 11 where she emerged as the second runner up.

Hina’s journey has however has been full of many difficulties and rejections. In a recent interview, she opened up on being rejected due to her skin tone. “There are times where I probably don’t like the story or I don’t want to do that kind of a character for the time being, but there also are times where you probably test for it, and you are very keen that it works, but it doesn’t work out for various reasons,” Hina Khan said in an interview.

Hina however didn’t named the project. “I can’t talk about the project, but I remember I could not crack a project because I didn’t look Kashmiri enough,” she added.

Hina revealed that she had everything that the character actually demanded except the skin tone. “I am Kashmiri and I can fluently speak the language but I didn’t get cast because my complexion is dusky and I am not extremely fair. That’s what the team and character demanded. I really felt bad. When you know the language so well, probably you could have worked wonders in that character, but I didn’t get cast only because I don’t look Kashmiri. I never lose hope, I don’t give up. I keep trying!” Hina quoted.

Hina has earlier even spoken about big fashion designers discriminating between TV and film actors. She revealed that even television actors achieve unbelievable stardom or go on to walk the international red carpets, they are refused to be styled by the big designers who often say ‘you wouldn’t be able to carry the outfits.

Talking on the work front Hina Khan was recently seen in music video – ‘Main Bhi Barbaad’ alongside actor Angad Bedi.