Hina Khan has, ironically, become of the most talked-about celebrity from the Cannes film festival. She has managed to bring the spotlight on the way television stars are perceived to be second-rate citizens vis-à-vis their big screen counterparts. “This is not so. It was never meant to be two separate worlds. We’re all part of the entertainment industry. And now that I’m doing two films — one of them is a Vikram Bhatt project which I start in October — I will never say ‘never again’ to television. This is the medium where I’ve found fame and success. For me there’s no difference between cinema and television. The two mediums are of equal importance to me,” says Hina from Italy, where she headed to after her scene-stealing appearance at Cannes.
Hina is ecstatic, “It was an experience I will cherish for a lifetime. I got so much love from everybody, I’ve never felt more desirable. It has always been my desire to be sexy, savvy intelligent and likeable. I think I ticked off all my boxes in Cannes.” She is specially happy with the treatment she received from Priyanka Chopra Jonas at Cannes. “I was surprised that she even knew me. She was so warm and so hospitable at her party where she invited me. In no time at all, she made feel six feet tall.”
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An unexpected invitation by a world star.. personally, after I gained consciousness and prepared my self to finally make it, I was still an outsider but only until you arrived. You didn’t need to, but still never left my hand for a second, introduced me to the people I probably wouldn’t have met and I felt as if all the achievements of my little career happening in fast forward as you present me as a star to each one of them. You somehow know everything ..as you mentioned my debut film and praised me for my hard work and appreciated me for the risks I have taken in my choices. Yes I have taken risks and I am still taking them, whr I almost have everything in my television career ..position,power,money everything.. But someone has to start somewhere I believe.. I always wanted to break the stereotypes and prove it to the world that television actors have it all.. Give us the opportunity our fare share and we will kill it..Not easy at all I know.. But ya I will keep trying keep working hard and make it possible.. I REPEAT TELEVISION HAS IT ALL.. Talent, Glamour, Elegance, Beauty, Grace, Right attitude , and Professionalism.. I am taking baby steps, And I will keep doing that no matter how much criticism one has to face and I will make my own place I promise.. we will face it and win over it as long as we are together.. Hearfelt Gratitude to each one of you for standing by me WE HAVE IT ALL GUYS.. With my first debut film called LINES, I am trying hard very hard to erase the lines created between talents and mediums And coming back to @priyankachopra your inclusiveness surpasses my ability of comprehension. Your deliberate attempt to lift up people around you not for their backgrounds but their talent is one of a kind. You are a walking inspiration! When a human being is a personification of an idea of self belief, Grace , humility, substance and greatness, that person can only be you priyanka Chopra You are already the best version of my dream self in the future I want and I believe thousands others like me do too. This is the Priyanka Chopra who believes in lifting others and growing together you are a sweetheart @nickjonas #AnOutsider #FromTelevisonToCannes
Hina says it is time the media stopped differentiating between television and cinema. “We are part of one fraternity. Please stop creating these artificial walls. Acting on television is no different from acting in the cinema. The support I’ve received from my fraternity is overwhelming. If a debate has been triggered on the imagined differences between the two mediums, then I’m glad to be at the centre of this attack.”
As Hina prepares for a new innings as an actor on the big screen she wants to make sure her fans on television don’t feel deserted. “I am and will always be proud to have done those amazing soaps on television including Kasauti Zindagi Kay. And I’ll be back on television.”