Hina Khan, after ruling on television for nearly 11 years, stepped into Bollywood with Vikram Bhatt's Hacked. The film was then released on OTT. While fans of Hina were excited to watch their favourite actress on the big screen, the film, unfortunately, had a few spectators in theatres. Talking about the response to her film, Hina, during an interview with a leading daily, told that people weren't interested in watching it as it didn't star a big celebrity's daughter. Stating the fact that blaming nepotism doesn't help, the actress urged people to give everyone an equal chance to showcase their talent.
"Recently Kareena (Kapoor Khan) spoke up about nepotism and said quite bluntly, ‘If people feel there is so much nepotism, then don’t watch our films’. I agree that it’s the audiences, who decide what they want to watch- be it movies of star kids or newcomers or others. We make so much effort to get our movies into theatres but if we don’t get enough audiences, then blaming nepotism doesn’t help. People didn’t watch my debut film Hacked in theatres, because it didn’t star a big star’s daughter. Hacked was one of the top-most watched films during the lockdown on OTT. I want to urge the audiences to give us a chance to make it a level playing field. Bollywood mafia insider-outsider- these debates will end if audiences give us equal opportunities," Hina told.
Speaking of the digital platform and getting good offers, Hina added, "I feel for the considerable future, digital will rule and I am very happy with the opportunities I have been getting. People have responded to my acting and commented that they have seen growth in my performance and so have I."
(Source: Hindustan Times)