Hina Khan recalls her journey in showbiz; Says ‘I moved to Bombay without telling my parents’

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Hina Khan recalls her journey in showbiz; Says ‘I moved to Bombay without telling my parents’

Hina Khan, who featured as Akshara in the popular television show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, has become a household name since then. Recently, Hina recalled her journey in the entertainment world. Hina revealed to the Humans of Bombay that she comes from an orthodox Kashmiri family where becoming an actor was never an option. She even said that her parents were initially hesitant to even send her to Delhi for college. Hina also revealed that when she moved to Mumbai, she was just 20-years-old.

Her post read as, "I come from an orthodox Kashmiri family where becoming an actor was never an option. My parents were even hesitant to send me to Delhi for college but somehow, I convinced Papa. So, when a friend suggested auditioning for a serial, I said no. Upon insistence, I gave it a go and the casting directors loved me! The next day, I was selected for the lead role." Hina moved to Mumbai at the age of 20 to pursue a career in acting without informing her parents. She added, "I moved to Bombay without telling my parents, I was 20. The production people helped me find a place. It took me weeks to tell Papa. He was livid. Mom's friends and relatives cut ties with us."

She further added, "But by then, my serial had gained popularity. After weeks of cajoling, Papa said, 'you can continue only if you complete your studies.' Then, my parents moved to Mumbai." Documenting her exhausting schedule, the actress said, "I'd shoot all night, study in the breaks, then fly to Delhi to give my exams. The family stress was constantly looming - I told Mom to not bother, but it wasn't easy. We'd argue a lot. But every year, my serial was the number 1 show. I fell in love with the camera."

Hina also stated that the popular TV reality show Bigg Boss helped her to shape her career. She added, "After 8 years, Bigg Boss came my way. Initially, I had a 'no shorts, no steamy scenes' policy but over time, I decided to make my own rules.”



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In her piece, the actress also wrote about her relationship with boyfriend Rocky Jaiswal. "And just when my parents had gotten used to me being an actor, I told them I was seeing Rocky. It came as a shock, everybody in our family has had arranged marriages. But I gave them time and now, they love him more than me," she added.

Hina, who made her debut appearance at the Cannes Film Festival in the year 2019, mentioned, "After, TV offers poured in, but I took a risk and quit TV to do movies. I was thrilled when I debuted at the Cannes film festival last year, I felt so proud to represent India abroad. The way the entire film and TV industry came to my support, humbled me.This year, I moved onto OTT platforms-the script demanded a kissing scene, so I spoke to my parents. I said 'yes' only after they understood it was needed for the role, my movie became one of the most watched films on the platform.”

Hina signed-off by saying, "It's been 11 years since I first faced the camera - the little girl growing up in Srinagar would've never imagined walking Cannes. But a series of difficult choices have gotten me here. From Srinagar to Bombay, from being the first actor in my family to dating someone out of the community to giving up easy money at my peak, I've proudly carved my own way."

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