Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 actress Hina Khan has recently made her red carpet debut at 72nd Cannes Film Festival. She looked gorgeous in a glittery grey gown designed by Ziad Nakad. The actress was praised not only by her fans but also the actors from the television industry.
However, Jitesh Pillai, a popular film magazine editor, chose to mock Hina’s Cannes appearance on social media. Sharing Hina’s picture from the red carpet, the editor commented on whether Cannes has become Chandivali with a question mark.
A host of TV fraternity members including Ekta Kapoor and top stars like Arjun Bijlani, Nakul Mehta, Karanvir Bohra, Nia Sharma, Surbhi Jyoti and many others came out in TV actress Hina Khan’s support on Thursday and slammed popular film magazine’s editor.
Magazine editor apologises to Hina Khan
Later, Hina responded to the controversy, giving a befitting reply. She said, “I was persistent, I m constant n I will b efficient again n again again. Don’t know where I belong, don’t know if I have to, as d Place don’t define me! Bcause as always I will work my a** off n I will make my own PLACE. My promise,a proud outsider from my Chandiwali studios.”
I was persistent, I m constant n I will b efficient again n again again. Don’t know where I belong, don’t know if I have to, as d Place don’t define me! Bcause as always I will work my a** off n I will make my own PLACE. My promise,a proud outsider from my Chandiwali studios. 🙏
— HINA KHAN (@eyehinakhan) May 16, 2019
As the television industry stood united, the journalist apologised to Hina Khan. He shared on his Instagram story, “My apologies to Hina Khan. My Instaa caption has been grossly misconstrued. I would never ever belittle an artiste. Those who know me well enough will agree that I’m inclusive and always appreciative of talent. My remark was meant to suggest that Cannes has become Bollywood centric.”
He further wrote, “Studios like Chandivali etc are the very studios that I’ve spent my time as a rookie reporter. I would never run down my wonder years spent in these studios. My sincere apologies to Hina again. I wish you continued success.”
Hina graciously accepted his apology and thanked him for acknowledging her post to him. She wrote, “Dear @jiteshpillaai Thank you for acknowledging it.. And thank you for your good wishes.. wish you the same. Regards Hina Khan.”
On the work front, Hina will begin shooting for her first Bollywood film with Vikram Bhatt soon and recently completed shooting for Kasautii Zindagii Kay.