‘Didn’t get cast as a Kashmiri girl because my complexion is dusky and am not extremely fair,’ reveals Hina Khan on being rejected due to colour of skin tone


Hina Khan, who is one of the most popular TV actress and a much sought-after star, has opened up about getting rejected for a project where she had to play the role of a Kashmiri girl because of her dusky complexion. Ironically, the actress hails from Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir.

In a recent interview with an online portal, Hina revealed and said, “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."


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She continued, “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!”

However, Hina made her Bollywood debut in the film Lines wherein she played a Kashmiri girl married to a Pakistani man. The film had premiered at Cannes Film Festival and Hina’s portrayal as well as the film earned rave reviews.

(Source: ETimes)