Hina Khan has managed to wow everyone back home with her appearance at Cannes Film Festival 2019 and has made a global mark for herself. While giving an interview to a leading daily spoke about her red carpet debut and her first-hand experience at the prestigious film festival. Hina said she was nervous as she was walking the carpet for her first feature film and had the responsibility of living up to expectations as people consider her to be a style icon. She revealed that International photographers don't recognize people by name or popularity but keep clicking pictures if the actors/actress presents himself/herself well.
"I was nervous as I was walking the Cannes red carpet for a feature film and people look up to me as a style icon, so I kept wondering, will I be able to do it properly? Am I choosing the right outfit? But we were preparing for Cannes since a while. I got a great response from international designers, who wanted me to wear their creations. I have more outfits than events to wear them at. At Cannes, I got the right piece of advice that other than the famous Hollywood celebs, the international photographers don’t know most celebrities from other countries, so they look for celebrities who present themselves well and have the right attitude. So, if they like you, they will keep clicking your photo. I thank the Almighty that they loved me."
Coming to the criticism she received from a popular film magazine's editor, Hina said, 'I did feel disheartened to hear something like that. Why would someone look down upon TV? Give us the opportunity and we will shine. If you can’t say anything good, don’t say this either. I have worked hard to be where I am. I know how I managed to shoot the film and my TV shoot. But, I can never play a victim as I have confidence in myself and I will prove my worth with time, with God’s grace. And I am grateful that so many people stood by me."
Talking about her expectations from Cannes Film Festival 2019, Hina told, "I didn’t know what to expect. I am not a Bollywood celebrity; I am a TV celeb, so I was nervous and didn’t know if people would even acknowledge me. I have been overwhelmed with the reactions. I have cried seeing all the love and support I got. Thank you, everyone. I know I have to work even harder now."
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