From starring in a television program Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai for eight years to encroach upon Bollywood and also the digital space, actress Hina Khan has carved an area in the entertainment industry. She feels it’s a difficult job for a television star to make it big in films. In an interview, Hina shared, “What we lack is equality. Nepotism exists everywhere and it does exist in our industry, too. If you are a star and you want to launch your kid, it’s absolutely okay. But, it’s not fair once you don’t give an equal chance to outsiders. TV actors hardly make it big in Bollywood, simply because we don’t get a good chance. At least, give us an opportunity to prove ourselves.” “Sushant Singh Rajput’s journey inspired me a lot. I look up to him for so many things. He made a place for himself in Indian cinema with his hard work. We, outsiders, don’t have godfathers, what we wish could be a bit of respect and recognition. So, a correct balance should prevail,” Hina Khan said. Hina Khan also recalled how big Indian designers looked down upon her when she was about to make her debut at the Cannes Film Festival a year ago. “I don’t know why people in India look down upon TV actors. I remember how international designers helped me rather than Indian designers, during my Cannes debut. In the West, TV actors are treated with dignity, but it’s different here. Many people here do not want to work with us. I don’t understand the reason behind it. Are we beneath them or are they insecure about our talent? I hope things change in our industry as soon as possible,” Hina emphasized. She says it’s time to understand talented artistes regardless of their medium.