Actor Hina Khan, a leading TV star, who is currently a contestant on Bigg Boss Hindi, has ruffled feathers after her comments on the south Indian film industry.
On the show, Hina tells fellow house inmates that she declined two big south Indian films because the directors wanted her to put on weight.
"They want the women to be bulging," she said. "I said ânoâ to two big south India films because they wanted me to put on weight. They want to see that thul-thula in the saree."
â sridevi sreedhar (@sridevisreedhar) October 26, 2017
Hina went on to claim that she regretted saying ânoâ to one of those films which starred Venkatesh and Mahesh Babu. The film she is referring to is probably Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu, which became a huge hit.
Hina's comments have not gone down well. Prominent south Indian actor Hansika Motwani tweeted with the hashtag #shamehinakhan and asked how she could degrade the south industry like this.
Hansika said that Hina's claim was "pure bulls***" and that she was very proud to be part of the south industry.
â Hansika (@ihansika) October 26, 2017
Well-known Tollywood stylist and costume designer Neeraja Kona also slammed Hina Khan's comments and said that she was infuriated to hear such stereotyping.
What nonsense!! How do u stereotype and categorise abt "south heroines" ... I work with most of them and it infuriates me to hear such crap!â Neeraja Kona (@NeerajaKona) October 26, 2017
Recently, Taapsee Pannu's comments on the navel obsession in south Indian cinema also created a huge uproar, with many saying that she had no right to "degrade" south Indian films after making a beginning there. Taapsee later apologised for her comments.