After concluding Naagin 4 on a grand note, Hina Khan launched the fifth season of the supernatural show. While fans were excited to see her in a completely different avatar, they were left disappointed on learning that the actress had a brief appearance in Naagin 5. It was only in the recent episodes that fans got to know that not Hina but Surbhi Chandna will be leading the show from the forefront with Mohit Sehgal and Sharad Malhotra. Addressing her fans during an interview with a leading daily, Hina clarified that she didn't want to do a television show. However, when Ekta Kapoor, the producer of the Naagin franchise, offered her the role, she couldn't decline it.
"I had made it pretty clear months ago that I don't want to do television for a while. I still stick to it. Ideally, I didn't want to do the three episodic thing. I wasn't sure whether I should do it as I am exploring a different space. I really can't say no to Ekta and I really really respect her a lot. When she (Ekta) called me herself I couldn't say no. Had it been somebody else, I am openly saying I would have said no. But it was Ekta so I could not. I have a lot of respect for that lady. She is like an inspiration to me. She knows the fact that I don't want to do television. I was also offered Naagin 4 as well. Obviously main karna nahi chahti hoon, nahi toh I would have done it but I don't want to do TV," Hina said.
Hina further requested her fans to not troll or blame Surbhi and the other team members for her replacement. Calling it her own decision, Hina said she couldn't inform her admirers in advance as a way to keep the plot under the wraps. She went on to hail the new cast as brilliant performers and asked her fans to shower love on Naagin 5.
"Please don't blame anyone. It was my decision. I couldn't inform you all beforehand due to embargo. I launched the show and I am done with it. I'd request you not to troll anyone or spread hatred. Please continue to shower your love on the popular actors. They are very talented. They are going to kill it, I am sure about it. We have brilliant performers in Naagin 5. Do give it a watch for the content and keep loving the show. Remember I was there on the show, even for those who don't watch the show, they should do so for it's a different storyline," Hina added.
(Source: Times Of India)