Hina Khan: I didn’t get cast as a Kashmiri girl in a project because of my dusky complexion – Exclusive! – Times of India

Hina Khan, who gained popularity with her character Akshara in the serial ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’, recently made heads turn with her stylish look in the song ‘Main Bhi Barbaad’. She was seen with Angad Bedi and fans are in love with their chemistry in the song. The actress spoke to ETimes and opened up about the song, facing rejections in her career, her relationship with Rocky Jaiswal, her Bollywood journey, and more.

In fact, during the interaction, Hina revealed that she was rejected for a project where she had to play the role of a Kashmiri girl since her complexion is dusky. Ask her how does she deal with rejections, and she says, “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. I can’t talk about the project, but I remember I could not crack a project because I didn’t look Kashmiri enough. 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 (laughs). I never lose hope, I don’t give up. I keep trying!”


Hina made her Bollywood debut with Vikram Bhatt’s ‘Hacked’, which also starred Mohit Malhotra and Rohan Shah. She is set to announce her upcoming project in Bollywood soon.


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