Television actors making their switch to Bollywood isn’t new news. Karishma Tanna, Karan Singh Grover, Shruti Seth, Mrunal Thakur and the list goes on. The latest switch over has been Hina Khan, who was recently at the Cannes Film Festival, with her debut film, Lines. The actress is now prepping up for her Indo-Bollywood project, which is based on HG Wells’ The Colour of the Blind. Khan plays the role of a visually challenged girl in the film.
Talking about her films, Khan said, “Most girls, who want to become film actresses, look for roles in commercial movies. But every actress can’t wait forever to land a role opposite a big Bollywood actor. Also, I think that it’s important to be part of a film that has scope for you to perform. That is the reason I chose to debut with ‘Lines‘, and now, I’m doing ‘The Country of The Blind‘.”
It’s not easy to play a blind character and Khan had to go through blind school workshops to get through with her character. She says, “Eyes are our window to the world, but I also feel that when God takes away something, he blesses you with many other things. These individuals are capable of achieving so much more than others.”
On the small screen, Hina Khan was last seen in Kasauti Zindagi Kay 2 as Kamolika, from which she’s taken a break.