Hina Khan is an Indian television and film actress known for playing Akshara in Star Plus’s Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. In 2017, she participated in Bigg Boss 11 and became the first runner up. She is currently portraying Komolika in Kasautii Zindagii Kayy. Hina Khan has been wowing everyone with her flawless and stylish appearances at the Cannes 2019 red carpet. The actress has made TV fraternity proud, who are bombarding social media with their messages in praise of Hina Khan. In fact, when Hina was mocked by a magazine editor for one of her appearances at Cannes 2019, many of the actors came out in her support and slammed the journo for making the uncalled remark.

Hina wrote a heartwarming post for Priyanka Chopra thanking her for her support and love.

“An unexpected invitation by a world star… personally, after I gained consciousness and prepared my self to finally make it, I was still an outsider but only until you arrived. You didn’t need to, but still never left my hand for a second, introduced me to the people I probably wouldn’t have met and I felt as if all the achievements of my little career happening in fast forward as you present me as a star to each one of them. You somehow know everything ..as you mentioned my debut film and praised me for my hard work and appreciated me for the risks I have taken in my choices. Yes I have taken risks and I am still taking them, whr I almost have everything in my television career ..position, power, money everything.. But someone has to start somewhere I believe.. I always wanted to break the stereotypes and prove it to the world that television actors have it all.. ”

What expectations did you have about being at Cannes?

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.

Tell us about your experience walking the red carpet?

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 (laughs). 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