Hina Khan ‘disheartened’ at not being invited to opening ceremony at Cannes 2022 Indian pavilion: ‘Elitist system’

Actress Hina Khan, who is currently attending 2022 Cannes Film Festival, Resentment for not being invited to attend the opening ceremony of the well-known Indian delegation. In an interview, she said that things have changed in the industry (and for her) in the past few years, especially after her Cannes debut, but not enough has happened to erode the lines between movie stars and TV stars.

She told Film Rafeeq on the sidelines of the event that the “elitist” attitude still exists in the industry, especially against “TV stars” like her. Hina said that she would have liked to attend the opening ceremony, even if she was from the audience, but was not directed. India is the country of honor at the 75th Cannes Film Festival.

“Things changed after Cannes for me, I won’t deny that,” she said. “Things get a little easier when it comes to work, meeting people, how they look at you, how they greet you, and the designer things we wear… Of course, there are still many who have reservations, but there are many who have reached out to me and said, ‘We are not like the others. , you can connect with us”. In terms of work, it was different, it was great. I always look on the brighter side, but at the same time, it’s also difficult…Sometimes, you may not be allowed to enter a certain space, so you have to Create your own table…”

Citing the example of the opening ceremony earlier this week, she said, “We all belong to the same industry, we all belong to entertainment, we all came here to represent India. I am so excited to release my movie poster, everyone out there knows I’m coming to release my movie poster.” … I was so excited… then the news comes…”

She added, “There is an elitist system, this elitist game, that still stands. I had an opening party at the Indian Pavilion. There was everyone, all talent, my contemporaries, not just from Bollywood. It’s not that I envy them, I am very proud of them. But at the same time , It’s a bit frustrating, so why wasn’t I there? Why wasn’t I there? I could have been there, maybe among the audience, at least, to cheer them up when they were doing gumar. I loved the video, and I felt so proud of my country.”

Earlier this week, Deepika Padukone, Pooja Hegde, Tamanna Bhatia, and Urvashi Rautila attended the India Pavilion opening ceremony, where they were joined by I&B Minister Anurag Thakur. They danced to Ghoomar’s song together, and the video went viral across the internet.

Hina said she believes in speaking out about her feelings. “Let the world know how I feel,” she concluded, hoping to be invited next year.

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