EXCLUSIVE: Hina Khan on Meeting Priyanka Chopra At Cannes 2019: ‘I'm Surprised She Even Knew Me’

EXCLUSIVE: Hina Khan on Meeting Priyanka Chopra At Cannes 2019: ‘I'm Surprised She Even Knew Me’

Masala had an exclusive chat with Hina Khan as she opened up on the TV vs Cinema debate and the support she received from Priyanka Chopra
EXCLUSIVE: Hina Khan on Meeting Priyanka Chopra At Cannes 2019: ‘I'm Surprised She Even Knew Me’
Hina Khan with Priyanka Chopra

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.

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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

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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.”

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