She played the leading role in Star Plus’ ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’ (2009), but it was Hina Khan’s stint in ‘Bigg Boss 11’ which gave her the tag of one of the most stylish divas of the small screen.
Khan says that it was not easy for her to move away from the image of a “bahu,” reports Bollywood Life. “Honestly, it was a challenge for me. I never thought I will reach or achieve this goal so fast because breaking that stereotyped image of the ‘bahu’ that I played for eight years, where I wore all Indian clothes, was more difficult. I have done (one of the) longest running shows of Indian TV and it was difficult,” she said.
“When it is a one or two years long show, it is easy to move on (from a character), but for me, breaking that stereotype image was tough. However, I took it positively. I will not give up,” added the star.
Khan’s participation in ‘Bigg Boss 11’ has given her a transformation, and she would like to take another leap of faith with films. “I want to do good work — whether it is TV or films. I am reading scripts as far as films are concerned. So if something materializes, I would definitely like to take it up. “As of now, I would like to take a break from reality shows. As far as TV and films are concerned, I am considering films to again take a leap of faith and take one step ahead in my career and see how it goes. You should never give up. You never know people have seen me in a different light for three months, so it might even click,” she said.
She responded to the criticism she received for her statements during the show by saying, ‘Bigg Boss 11’ is not at all a scripted show, but a very well-edited show. It’s a brilliantly edited show. You see something, you react so whosoever said whatever… I don’t blame anyone…”
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