Hina Khan on Jitesh Pillai's Cannes remark: Was disheartening coming from somebody at that position

Jitesh Pillai's derogatory remark against Hina Khan garnered widespread criticism against the Filmfare editor

FP Staff May 26, 2019 13:26:05 IST
Hina Khan on Jitesh Pillai's Cannes remark: Was disheartening coming from somebody at that position

Hina Khan's debut at Cannes Film Festival this year was wrought with certain controversies. Filmfare editor Jitesh Pillai's derogatory remark about the actress walking the red carpet of the prestigious film festival opened up a debate regarding the merit of television actors. Hina responded to his statement in her interview with film critic Anupama Chopra at the French Riviera.

Hina Khan on Jitesh Pillais Cannes remark Was disheartening coming from somebody at that position

Jitesh Pillai's Instagram story on Hina Khan

Talking about her immediate reaction Hina said, "Coming from somebody sitting at such a huge position, it was disheartening. I did feel bad, I won’t deny. I did feel that it was not necessary. I felt bad not just for myself because I have put in so much work, but for the person who made the comment as well. You really work hard to reach where you want to reach. You got to do something in life to be here," said the actress.

Despite the controversy, Hina said she was grateful for the widespread support she garnered, especially from industry people like director Farah Khan and journalist Rajeev Masand.

Following Pillai's Instagram story, Hina wrote a message on her Twitter handle.

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